Sheriff’s deputy shot in Trousdale Co.

Sheriff's deputy shot in Trousdale Co. (Image 1)

A Tennessee sheriff's deputy and a domestic disturbance suspect are both in critical but stable condition after shots were exchanged in Trousdale County early Monday morning.

Sheriff Ray Russell said that Sgt. Harold Cooley and other deputies responded to a domestic call from the suspect's girlfriend at a home in the 100 block of Coker Lane around 12:45 a.m.

Russell said the suspect was armed and exchanged gunfire with the deputies.

Russell said Cooley, who has served about 10 years total with the department, was shot in the face and the suspect, identified as David Graves, was hit in the shoulder.

The men were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with critical injuries.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate, which is standard procedure for officer involved shootings.

Sheriff Russell said they have not yet charged Graves and will determine what charges he will face after speaking with the TBI and the district attorney's office.

Russell said Graves has a criminal history and deputies had been called out to the house about a month prior.

Russell said doctors believed Cooley would recover, but would need some surgeries to repair the injuries.

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