CNF has received information that a local law enforcement officer has been shot. Dozens of officers from various agencies have been spotted in the Eastern Cumberland County area. Sources tell us the officer was hit in the upper chest area and the SWAT Team has been called in. They are staged in the Chestnut Hill Rd. area and are trying to apprehend a suspect. This is a developing story. We’ll have more info as it becomes available
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Sheriff Casey Cox
PRESS RELEASE June 27, 2020
OFFICER INVOLVED IN SHOOTING
Crossville, TN – On June 27, 2020, at approximately 7:07 p.m., a Cumberland County Deputy was shot while responding to a suspicious person call at the 8000 block area of Chestnut Hill Road. The deputy exchanged gunfire with an unnamed suspect and was wounded in the upper right side and airlifted by Lifestar to U.T. Medical Center. The suspect barricaded in a vehicle and The Cumberland County Sheriff’s / Crossville Police S.W.A.T. Team and Crisis Negotiators were deployed to the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol closed down Chestnut Hill Road to all thru traffic. CCEMS and Cumberland County Fire was staged near the scene. Negotiators made numerous attempts to make contact with the suspect and finally after no success, S.W.A.T. deployed chemical weapons. Upon advancement to the vehicle to take the suspect into custody, the suspect was found to be deceased. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is on-scene conducting an investigation. The name of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Additional releases will be done as information is forthcoming.
Sgt. Gary Howard Public Information Officer