Shots fired between suspect, officers in McMinnville; suspect injured

Posted: 12:10 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 18:16:42-05

A suspect has been injured in an officer-involved shooting in Warren County. 

The incident was reported Monday morning in McMinnville. The suspect is accused of starting a garage fire on Tommy Dotson Road and Cookeville Highway in Overton County and threatening a sheriff's deputy.

The suspect was on his way to his in-laws in McMinnville when officials tried to pull him over. 

At that point, a chase ensued and shots were fired. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials said the suspect turned down C Rody Road, turned his vehicle sideways, and began firing at officers.

Officers returned gunfire at the subject, who sustained injuries, and was transported by helicopter to a Chattanooga hospital.

Sources say the suspect fired more than 20 rounds during the shooting. No officers were injured.