THP trooper involved in shooting in Loudon County

THP trooper involved in shooting in Loudon County (Image 1)
THP trooper involved in shooting in Loudon County (Image 1)

LOUDON (WAITE) – Dispatchers say a Loudon County trooper was injured in a pursuit with a suspect Friday afternoon who was later captured.

The incident was reported around 5 p.m. just off Interstate 75 near exit 72. The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports Highway 72 is closed at Matlock Bend Road.

Loudon County dispatchers say a deputy was hit by the suspect’s car during a pursuit. He was not seriously injured. A second officer fired shots at the car.

Dispatchers say the suspect is in custody. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says no one was hit by gunfire.

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