Authorities fatally shoot man in Soddy-Daisy after vehicle pursuit

Authorities fatally shoot man in Soddy-Daisy after vehicle pursuit

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating incident

January 17th, 2017 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

This is a developing story and was updated Jan. 18 at 12:50 p.m.

200 block of Sequoyah-Access Road

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Scene of Tuesday's fatal shooting in Soddy-Daisy.

Scene of Tuesday's fatal shooting in Soddy-Daisy.

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Multiple law enforcement agencies respond to an officer-involved shooting near the 200 block of Sequoyah-Access Road in Soddy-Daisy.

Multiple law enforcement agencies respond to an officer-involved...

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UPDATE: A suspect was fatally shot by Hamilton County deputies after a vehicle pursuit ended Tuesday night at the 200 block of Sequoyah-Access Road in Soddy-Daisy. At the request of 11th District Attorney Neal Pinkston, TBI agents were called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer-involved shooting, according to the Tennessee Bureau of investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that about 5 p.m., Christopher Dalton Sexton, 29, was seen in violation of an order of protection. A Hamilton County deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Sexton continued on, and engaged the deputy in a pursuit. That pursuit was ultimately terminated because of safety concerns.

Law enforcement officers later re-established contact with Sexton, and another pursuit began, involving officers with different agencies. That pursuit continued through parts of Hamilton County, into Sequatchie County, and back into Hamilton County, according to the TBI report.

About 7 p.m., in an attempt to minimize the risk to the public, Sexton's vehicle was forced off the roadway by a deputy as the pursuit turned onto Sequoyah Road. Sexton exited his vehicle, brandishing a weapon and pointing it at officers. Several Hamilton County deputies fired at Sexton, striking and killing him at the scene.

Officers from Red Bank and Soddy Daisy were present at the scene, but were not involved in the shooting incident. No law enforcement officers were injured.

TBI agents are working to gather evidence and conduct interviews and investigative findings will be shared with the district attorney general.

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Deputies were involved in an officer-involved shooting in Soddy-Daisy on Tuesday evening following the pursuit of a suspect, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and the pursuit ended near the 200 block of Sequoyah-Access Road.

The Hamilton County District Attorney has been notified and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate the incident. TBI agents are currently on the scene.

The incident occurred next to Tractor Supply Co. and all deputies involved are safe, according to officials who would not comment on whether the suspect had been shot or the suspect's condition.

At 8:30 p.m. Sequoyah Access Road was still blocked by several dozen officers.

Further details will be released as they become available by the TBI media office.


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