UPDATE: Deceased man identified in officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: Deceased man identified in officer-involved shooting

Preliminary reports are that the driver drew a weapon and shots were fired

September 11th, 2017 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

Individuals speak with a Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy near the site where a shooting occurred Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the 7000 block of Valley Lane in Middle Valley, Tenn. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency handling the incident.

Photo by Erin O. Smith /Times Free Press.

This is a developing story.

LATEST: UPDATE: The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has identified the man injured in last night's officer involved shooting on Valley Lane as Brian Patrick Allen, 48. 

Allen was pronounced dead at the scene by Hamilton County Emergency Service personnel.

Brian Patrick Allen

Brian Patrick Allen

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

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UPDATE: The subject in tonight's incident on Valley Lane in Hixson, Tenn. has died, said Lt. John Harmon, spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The subject's name has not yet been released.

Harmon said a state trooper stopped the subject on Highway 153 and Highway 27 for a no tags displayed violation. Upon running the subject's license, the trooper discovered his license had been revoked.

The driver resisted arrest and led the trooper on a low-speed pursuit to the Middle Valley area where the driver stopped again.

Harmon said preliminary reports are that the driver drew a weapon and shots were fired. It was not clear what kind of weapon was drawn or who fired the shots.

Matt Lea, public information officer for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, left, listens as Lt. John Harmon, spokesperson for the Tennessee State Patrol, gives a statement following a shooting Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the 7000 block of Valley Lane in Middle Valley, Tenn.

Matt Lea, public information officer for the Hamilton...

Photo by Erin O. Smith /Times Free Press.

The trooper involved in the incident is not injured and is on administrative leave, per department protocol.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has been assigned to investigate the incident, per request of District Attorney Neal Pinkston. 

The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released once it becomes available.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies are responding to an incident on the 7000 block of Valley Lane in Hixson, Tenn.

A shots fired call came through to Hamilton County 911 shortly before 7:30 p.m., and afterward a "pursuit of a vehicle" call. 

An ambulance was seen leaving the area with emergency lights and sirens, though deputies could not confirm any injuries at the time. Several official vehicles were entering and exiting the area.

A woman was seen in the rain with an umbrella, crying as she spoke on the phone. Another woman joined her later and they spoke to sheriff deputies. Both were crying.

Joshua Rogers, who lives one road over, said he heard police sirens and then six or seven shots fired.

"I was sitting down to play a video game and heard the sirens before the theme music came on, and I was like, 'Why are there sirens before my game starts?'" he said. 

Rogers said incidents like these are not a common occurrence for his neighborhood.

"There is an occasional officer that patrols the neighborhood, but never anything like this," he said. "It's always been a quiet neighborhood."

A spokesperson for Hamilton County Sheriffs Office did not immediately return a request for comment.


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