From NewsChannel 9: Two Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies have been shot after a pursuit involving a kidnapped 18-month-old child and an armed su
From NewsChannel 9: Two Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies have been shot after a pursuit involving a kidnapped 18-month-old child and an armed suspect from Catoosa County. The incident ended with the suspect dead, authorities say.
The pursuit ended after HCSO deputies were able to successfully use a spike strip and box the vehicle in near the I-75 Ooltewah exit, according to a release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).
HCSO tells us shots were exchanged between the suspect and deputies immediately after the maneuver.
The suspect died on scene, and both deputies were transported to a local hospital. HCSO says they are expected to be okay.
The baby involved in the incident was not seriously hurt, but was transported to a local hospital for review.
“While it is early in the investigative phase of this incident, it is apparent this individual was intent on getting away from authorities and clearly didn’t care who he endangered in the process. I am grateful the child is safe, and our deputies only sustained non-life-threatening injuries. This incident highlights the incredible dangers our personnel face each day while performing their duties. I am honored to serve alongside the brave men and women of the HCSO as they protect and serve our community.” stated Sheriff Austin Garrett
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the incident.
Northbound I-75 was closed for investigators for a few hours, but it’s now back open.
We’re working to learn more detail.