Director Mark Gwyn with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said officers with the Franklin Police Department were in pursuit of a stolen white Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 40-year-old David Bryan Creson, who had outstanding warrants.
The vehicle was stolen from a Williamson County residence.
At some point they decided to deactivate their pursuit. Later, deputies from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office spotted the vehicle on Lewisburg Pike and attempted to pull the Creson over.
Gwyn said as he drove eastbound over the Peytonsville Road overpass. Creson stopped the vehicle, got out, brandished a weapon and pointed it at a pursuing deputy.
There were three deputies at the scene. One fired at Creson, striking him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
None of the deputies were shot, although one did sustain a leg injury. Their identities were not available.
Officials with the Franklin Police Department said exit ramps were open but traffic was not being allowed to cross the bridge while the investigation was ongoing.
POLICE ACTIVITY has CLOSED Peytonsville Rd bridge over I-65. Exit ramps open, but traffic may not cross bridge. https://t.co/FOOcaKIbO2