TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Vonore
Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in Vonore.
According to a release from TBI, a Vonore police officer stopped a driver suspected of DUI on Highway 72. The driver, later identified as Stephen Richard Weaver, of Sugarland, Texas, fled officers and crashed his vehicle into a guardrail.
The officer approached Weaver and "a scuffle ensued" whereupon, according to the release, "the officer's duty weapon discharged" and hit Weaver in the neck.
Weaver was transported to a local hospital where he was evaluated and discharged. The officer was not injured.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.