TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Wayne County

The shooting occurred Thursday evening and involved Wayne County deputies and THP troopers.
The incident took place on State Route 13 in Collinwood on Thursday evening.
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 5:52 AM CDT
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COLLINWOOD Tenn. (WSMV) - An officer-involved shooting investigation is underway following an incident in Wayne County early Thursday evening.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, a shooting incident involving Wayne County deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol occurred on State Route 13 in Collinwood on Thursday.

Preliminary information from TBI shows that a deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office encountered a man in the area of Dogwood Flats. The man reportedly fired at the deputy and then ran away, according to TBI.

“Troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted in the search for the man, and when he was located on Highway 13S in Collinwood, preliminary information indicates he fired at a trooper, who returned fire,” a media release from the TBI says. “Two other law enforcement officers at the scene also fired at the subject. The man sustained a gunshot injury and was transported to a local medical center, where he was treated and released.”

The man is being held in custody on an outstanding warrant out of Alabama. No law enforcement officers were injured during the shooting.