2 men arrested after officer-involved shooting in Hickman County

L to R: Michael Shaffner and William Leidecker (Courtesy: TBI)

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two men were arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop turned into an officer-involved shooting in Centerville of Hickman County.

Authorities told News 2 it began when an officer with the Centerville Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Highway 100 around midnight.

The driver of the car allegedly failed to stop and sped away, leading both police officers and a deputy with the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office on a pursuit.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The car ultimately crashed in a wooded area behind a pawn shop. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says one of the two men inside the car then fired at the deputy.

The deputy reportedly returned fire. No one was hit and both men ran into the woods.

One man, identified as 19-year-old William Leidecker, was found by a homeowner on Crestview Drive near the crash site and taken into custody. He faces of unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of misdemeanor evading. He was booked on $15,000 bond.

The second man, identified as 34-year-old Michael Shaffner, was found several hours later near the same home and was also arrested. He faces charged of unlawful possession of a weapon and felony evading. His bond was set at $100,000.

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