MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A report for a stolen car led to a police chase, crash, and officer-involved shooting in Mt. Juliet on Monday.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident that ended at the Beckwith Road exit of Interstate 40 just before 3 p.m.
It began when a police officer pursued a car reportedly stolen from a Lebanon business. The pursuit went down Highway 109 to Interstate 40 West.
The TBI says the driver got off at Beckwith Road but, for unknown reasons, left the roadway and went down an embankment.
When the Lebanon officer arrived and got out of his patrol car, the driver was reportedly out of their vehicle as well.
During this encounter, the officer fired, striking the driver, according to the TBI.
The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was identified as Christian Galindo, who just turned 24 a day ago.
The officer was uninjured. His name has not been released at this time.
Further details weren’t immediately known. The investigation is ongoing.