Dickson deputy shot, suspect dead after welfare check turns into hostage situation

The deputy was shot in the arm, according to authorities.
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 6:42 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2023 at 12:36 PM CDT
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DICKSON, Tenn. (WSMV) - A Dickson County deputy was shot Friday evening during a standoff with an armed suspect, according to Dickson County Sheriff Tim Eads.

Eads told WSMV 4 the standoff started as a welfare check but quickly turned into a hostage situation. Eads said an armed suspect refused to let a woman leave a home on Potter Road. Authorities heard gunfire inside the home, Eads said, so deputies entered the home.

When they did, one deputy was shot in the arm with a rifle, Eads said. The deputy is in stable condition and is expected to survive.

The armed suspect, 52-year-old Mark Engele, was fatally wounded, according to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

TBI will be investigating the cause of the incident.