TBI: Williamson Co. deputy who shot pursuit suspect cleared of wrongdoing

Posted at 1:16 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 22:24:33-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a Williamson County deputy, who shot a suspect after a pursuit in August, followed policy and is cleared of any wrongdoing.

The shooting happened on August 14 after a suspect, identified as Espior Sibomana, led authorities on a cross-county chase that began in Rutherford County.

The TBI says Deputy Daniel Soto shot Sibomana in the leg after he pulled a gun on him. The agency says Sibomana refused to surrender and ran into a wooded area after he was shot.

WARNING: The video contains graphic content.

Body cam video of deputy who shot pursuit suspect

Deputies captured him after a 45-minute search.

Sibomana has been charged with aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, speeding and failure to exercise due care. He remains in jail in Williamson County on $520,000 bond.