FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - A Fayette County man is dead after a barricade led to a deputy-involved shooting overnight.
A woman and a Fayette County deputy were injured in the shooting, now the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation.
The man fatally shot has been identified as 49-year-old Jonathon Darsaw.
SCSO says they were originally called to the scene to assist Fayette County Sheriff’s Office with a man who had barricaded himself in a home on Fortune Road overnight with his girlfriend. The agencies were working to take the man into custody due to being suspected of two shootings at the home the night before.
Kelli McAlister with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the girlfriend was shot multiple times by Darsaw while barricaded in the home. She was eventually allowed to leave the home but Darsaw refused to surrender. She is recovering in the hospital with non-critical injuries, according to TBI.
A Fayette County deputy was also shot during the incident.
Authorities identified him as 28-year-old Jacob Jenkins, who has been with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office since 2012.
Jenkins, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was treated at the hospital and is now at home recovering.
McAlister says after hours of Darsaw barricaded in the home, SWAT deputies entered the home where gunfire was exchanged ultimately killing Darsaw.
“For reasons still under investigation deputies deployed their service weapons striking the individual, he was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said McAlister.
Residents of Moscow say it’s a quiet town and rare to hear about incidents like these.
“A shooting here in Moscow, that’s really rare we barely even hear about any of that unless it’s somewhere like in Memphis,” said Matthew Sowell, Moscow resident.
“The only news you hear all the time, but it’s just coming more this way,” said Bob Turner, Moscow resident.
One resident who did not want to be on camera said he grew up with Darsaw’s girlfriend and described her as friendly.
According to TBI, she is recovering in the hospital with non-critical injuries.
We looked into Darsaw’s past. He has a lengthy history of run-ins with law enforcement with arrests in Tennessee, Arkansas and New Jersey.