MCNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in McNairy County on Highway 45.
TBI says it involved officers with the Henderson Police Department and deputies from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was shot and hospitalized but later died from their injuries.
TBI says the incident began with around 1:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 45 in Chester County when Henderson Police officers tried to stop a car after a call about a potentially impaired driver, later identified as Anthony Jones.
TBI says a chase ensued, at times exceeding 100 mph, before Jones crashed in Bethel Springs. Investigators say Jones got out of his vehicle and “portrayed, with actions and statements, to have a firearm,” according to TBI.
Jones ignored officers commands, according to TBI, and a taser was ineffective. One of the officers ultimately shot Jones.
Officers and paramedics performed first aid at the scene but Jones later died at a hospital in Corinth, Mississippi.
TBI says investigators didn’t find a gun at the scene, but investigators did determine Jones' vehicle was previously reported stolen in Jackson.
No officers were injured.
The investigation is ongoing.