Suspect identified, deputy injured during Cumberland Co. officer-involved shooting incident, the sheriff’s office says
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting Saturday June 27.
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the Chestnut Hill area Saturday night.
According to the sheriff’s office, around 7:07 p.m. a CCSO deputy was shot while responding to a call about a suspicious person near the 8000 block of Chestnut Hill Road.
Deputy Tim Tutor reportedly exchanged gunfire with 57-year-old Mark Alan Eberly and was wounded in the upper right side of his body. Tutor was flown to UT Medical Center for treatment.
The CCSO said S.W.A.T. Teams and negotiators were on the scene also as Eberly was barricaded in a vehicle.
“Negotiators made numerous attempts to make contact with the suspect and finally after no success, S.W.A.T. deployed chemical weapons. Upon advancement to the vehicle to take the suspect into custody, the suspect was found to be deceased,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a release.
Eberly was previously arrested on June 19, for Driving on Revoked and Resisting Arrest.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reportedly blocked Chestnut Hill Road to all thru traffic and Cumberland County Fire and CCEMS was staged near the scene.
The TBI is conducting the investigation.
Deputy Tutor is expected to make a full recovery.
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