Woman's Body Found; Man Sought In Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-24 18:56:50-05

Authorities said officers involved in a shooting during a traffic stop have been seeking a motorist who sped away in a vehicle in which a woman was later found dead inside.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that the body of 20-year-old Shelby Comer was in the vehicle that crashed in Grundy County on Saturday night. The statement confirmed her body was sent to a medical examiner.

The TBI said a sheriff's deputy had fired into the vehicle after the driver allegedly pointed a firearm before he sped off. Deputies lost sight of the vehicle, which crashed a short time later. When officers arrived, the driver was not present and Comer's body was found inside the vehicle.

The TBI had not identified the officers involved.