Man hospitalized after being shot by Dickson Co. police

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 09:40:56-05

TENNESSEE CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A routine day for two Dickson County Sheriff's deputies quickly changed and ended with a shooting that sent a man to the hospital.

Dickson County Sheriff Tim Eads said no deputies were hurt in the incident, however, the man who was shot was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a hospital in Nashville. He was alert and conscious at the scene, and was in stable condition at last report.

Sheriff Eads said the incident started around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two deputies were attempting to serve a felony parole violation warrant when the man took off in his car. There was a brief chase that ended in a field off of Dupree Road in Tennessee City. There was a woman in the car with the man at the time, but Eads said she was cooperative.

According to the sheriff's office, when the man got out of the car, he pulled out a gun. When deputies asked the man to drop the gun, he did not comply. Both deputies tasered him and then shot at him, hitting him twice. Deputies on scene treated the suspect's injuries right after the shooting.

The shooting happened near some homes, but Eads said no one in the area was in danger.

The names of the suspect and the two deputies involved are not being released as the investigation continues.

"I'm grateful nobody died today," said Eads. "None of my deputies were injured, but this guy made a really bad decision and didn't comply and I'm grateful he isn't dead. I hope he recovers and serves his time."

Eads said both deputies have been with the department for a while, and have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Both the Dickson County Sheriff's Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident. They will be reviewing the deputy's body camera video as part of that investigation.