Officials: Man raised gun at deputies, who fired; is wounded

AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 2:14 PM

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee say deputies have shot an armed man who raised his gun at them.

Local news outlets report that the incident happened Wednesday night during a traffic stop. Humphrey's County sheriff's officials told News Channel 5 ( that the armed suspect ran from his car and into a wooded area, prompting a search.

Details of what led to the shooting are unclear, but sheriff Chris Davis says the suspect raised his gun at deputies, at which point they fired. The suspect was struck and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

Davis says none of the deputies was injured.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist, as a matter of procedure in such shootings.