TBI identifies woman killed in shooting after striking Red Bank officer with her vehicle

TBI identifies woman killed in shooting after striking Red Bank officer with her vehicle

July 24th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

This story was updated July 24, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. with more information.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting Tuesday involving a Red Bank police officer that left a 39-year-old woman dead.

Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred after midnight Tuesday when an officer from the Red Bank Police Department tried to stop a vehicle that failed to yield, according to a TBI news release. A pursuit ensued and law enforcement officers with both the Soddy-Daisy Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office joined in.

The vehicle's driver took off onto a private drive on Burchard Road in Soddy-Daisy and led pursuing officers into a wooded area. The vehicle struck a Red Bank officer trying to catch the subjects.

The officer fired his weapon and hit the female driver and male passenger.

Both people in the car were taken to Erlanger hospital where the female driver, identified as 39-year-old Donna Lynn Allen, died from her injuries. The male subject is in critical condition, authorities said.

The Red Bank officer was treated for his injury and has been released from the hospital.

The TBI was asked to investigate at the request of District Attorney General Neal Pinkston.

TBI agents and forensic scientists are still gathering evidence and interviews in connection to this incident.

"TBI Special Agents will gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence as part of this ongoing investigation," the statement reads. "As in any case, our investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration and review."

The TBI is not identifying the officers involved.