Officers shoot, kill 1 person in Decatur County, TN - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Officers shoot, kill 1 person in Decatur County, TN

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DECATUR COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

Deputies shot and killed a person in Decatur County, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI and other law enforcement agencies responded to the scene near Highway 641 and Interstate 40.

TBI said Decatur County deputies responded to a robbery at a Marathon gas station. They followed behind the suspect, but the suspect drove off the road and into a ditch.

Deputies went down into the ditch to assist. They said that's when the suspect began struggling with them. During the struggle, deputies shot and killed the suspect.

Five deputies responded to the robbery, investigators said they were not sure how many opened fire. None of the deputies were injured.

Investigators said they had learned that the suspect's car was reported stolen out of Lexington, Tennessee.

TBI will turn all of its findings over to the district attorney's office at the completion of the investigation.

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