TBI releases name of deputy who shot domestic violence suspect

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy who fired on a man who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.

It happened around 10 p.m. outside a home on West Jefferson Pike in northern Rutherford County when deputies were dispatched there to investigate a domestic dispute between a man and his wife, according to a TBI spokeswoman. The wife reported that her husband left the home and went into the woods nearby with his shotgun.

As deputies searched for the man, he emerged from the woods and pointed his weapon at Deputy David Ashburn, who fired at him and hit him once in the torso, according to the TBI spokeswoman.

The man was treated at the scene and taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition at the last check, the TBI spokeswoman said.

TBI agents are continuing to investigate the situation, she said, adding she could provide no more details.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office turned the matter over to TBI and declined to provide any information.

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