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State Trooper Involved-Shooting in Coffee County Saturday Afternoon

At the request of 14th District Attorney General Craig Northcott, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon in Coffee County..

Preliminary information indicates the incident began at approximately 3:00 PM, when a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to a crash along I-24 West in Coffee County. Upon arrival, the trooper observed a car in the median, near mile marker 120. While the trooper was working the crash, the driver walked over to the car and retrieved a gun. For reasons still under investigation, the man fired the weapon, resulting in the trooper returning fire. The male subject was pronounced dead at the scene. The trooper was not injured.

TBI Special Agents continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. As in any case, TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration.

The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective agency.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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