DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 35-year-old man was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting in Decatur County early Tuesday morning.
It happened along Highway 641 in west Tennessee after a robbery at a gas station just off Interstate 40.
A short time later, a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the robbery was spotted not too far away from the gas station.
In an effort to stop the vehicle, deputies set up a rolling roadblock. That’s when authorities say the driver of the car drove off the road and down an embankment to avoid deputies.
During an altercation between the driver, now identified as Charles Dove, and deputies, shots were fired. The 35-year-old suspect, who also had a gun, was struck and died at the scene.
The TBI has not released the name of the five deputies involved in the incident. At this point of the investigation, it is unknown how many of the deputies fired their weapons.
The investigation is ongoing and the TBI is assisting.
Authorities added the vehicle Dove was driving at the time of Tuesday morning’s incident was stolen Monday from Lexington, Tennessee.