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Car theft suspect shot by Mt. Juliet police officer

Mt. Juliet police investigation at I-40 on ramp.
Mt. Juliet police investigation at I-40 on ramp.
Mt. Juliet police investigation at I-40 on ramp.
Mt. Juliet police investigation at I-40 on ramp.
Posted at 7:38 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 21:19:44-04

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Mount Juliet late Tuesday night.

The shooting happened around 10:00pm Tuesday, on the on-ramp to I-40 from North Mt. Juliet Road.

According to Mt. Juliet Police, an officer was trying to stop a person in a stolen car. That driver crashed into a guardrail, and then reportedly began backing up the car and crashed into a patrol vehicle.

The officers got out of their patrol car, according to police, and at least one officer fired on the suspect.

The TBI said the suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, 29-year-old Nashvillian Deantuan McDufffie, was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and booked in to the Wilson County Jail.

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Deantaun McDuffie
Photo provided by Mt. Juliet Police Department

McDuffie has been charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, felony evading, reckless endangerment and theft of property.

No officers were injured.