MT. JULIET, TENN. (WSMV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to lead an investigation following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in Mt. Juliet.
According to a preliminary report, Deantuan McDuffie, 29, was in a stolen car he crashed into a guardrail in the area of Mt. Juliet Road and Interstate 40 around 10 p.m.
After crashing, McDuffie put the vehicle into reverse and struck a patrol car before accelerating towards officers.
This action led to one officer firing towards the vehicle and striking McDuffie.
McDuffie was taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released from the hospital and booked into the Wilson County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment and theft of property charges.
The driver involved in yesterday’s officer-involved shooting, 29 YOA Deantaun McDuffie of Nashville, was released from the hospital & booked into the Wilson Co. Jail at 4:25p, charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, Felony Evading, Reckless Endangerment, & Theft of Property. pic.twitter.com/dFHXGYFTLJ— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) October 15, 2020
Three other passengers in the vehicle received what appeared to be superficial injuries from the wreck.
One person was transported to the hospital while the other two denied any medical care at the scene.
No officers were injured.
TBI Special Agents will continue to investigate this incident and release further information as it is made available.