Tennessee Bureau of Investigation: State trooper shoots man

March 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has shot a man.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement the unidentified man was transported to a Nashville hospital but his condition is not known. The TBI says the trooper was not injured after shooting the man Tuesday night in Robertson County.

The TBI says initial reports indicate the trooper had pulled a car over for a traffic stop when he noticed another vehicle driving fast. The vehicle ran a stop sign, took a sharp turn, and crashed into a tractor trailer.

The trooper approached the crash and shot the driver after he exited the vehicle.

TBI Special Agents are investigating the shooting at the request of District Attorney General John Carney.

Further details were not released.