COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy shot a man while investigating suspected illegal activity.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that the shooting happened Wednesday evening in Columbia.
The TBI says a preliminary investigation has found that the Maury County Sheriff’s Department arranged to meet a male subject as part of the investigation. The bureau says the situation escalated when deputies tried to arrest the man, and at least one deputy fired a gun, hitting him.
The agency said 25-year-old Trevor Jacoby was being treated Thursday at a hospital. The agency said Jacoby was white. It doesn’t identify officers involved in shootings, and the sheriff’s department did not respond to a phone message Thursday.
The TBI statement says investigative findings will be turned over to the District Attorney General.
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