BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson says a man fatally shot while attempting to flee a Bluff City traffic crash, hitting two officers and a firefighter's pickup with his car, posed an immediate threat to both law enforcement and the community at large.
"When someone tries to run over and kill a police officer, they'll do that to anybody," Anderson said during a Monday press conference.
Three officers from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, along with an officer from the Bluff City Police Department, were at the scene of the Sunday incident in the 100 block of Egypt Road.
Update: 10:16 a.m. Monday
A man who was fatally shot by police after allegedly ramming officers with his vehicle, pinning one between two cars, has been identified as a 58-year-old Bluff City resident.According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office deputies were responding to a report of a crash with injuries Sunday evening on Egypt Road in Bluff City. When they arrived they attempted to arrest Roger David Street for driving on a revoked license and possession of a weapon.TBI Spokesperson Kristin Helm says Street refused to exit his vehicle, then attempted to drive away at a high rate of speed. That's when he reportedly hit two officers with his car, prompting three deputies to open fire.
Update: 9:15 a.m. Monday
A man shot on Sunday after reportedly hitting two officers with a car has died at an area hospital, according to Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart.
A press conference on the incident has been set for 2 p.m. Check back with JohnsonCityPress.com for additional information as it becomes available.
BLUFF CITY — An unnamed suspect who reportedly struck two local law enforcement officers with a vehicle was shot Sunday evening during an incident in Sullivan County.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Leslie Earhart said a Sullivan County deputy and a Bluff City Police Department officer were involved in the incident, which happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Egypt Road near Bluff City.
The identities of the officers were not immediately available Sunday night.
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