TBI agents investigating shooting involving Simpson County deputies

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tn. – Then Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the circumstances leading to the shooting of an individual during an interaction with Simpson County, Kentucky, deputies in Robertson County Tuesday night.

According to a release, deputies from Simpson County were in pursuit of a vehicle that continued over the Kentucky state line into Robertson County, Tennessee.

The vehicle then wrecked on Payne Road in Portland.

According to the release, during an attempt to apprehend the driver and the passenger, one deputy discharged his weapon, striking the passenger.

The passenger was transported to a Nashville hospital for treatment and the driver was not injured.

The driver was taken into custody by the Kentucky deputies. No law enforcement officers were hurt in the incident.

TBI agents are working to independently to determine what lead to the shooting and are collecting evidence and conducting interviews.

Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the Tennessee District Attorney General for his further review and consideration.

The TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the District Attorney General.

The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead, refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.

Typically, in incidences like these, the officer involved is put on administrative leave as the investigation is underway. No information has been released about the current standing of the deputy in this specific incident at this time.