TBI: Deputy shot at and wounded man in Greene County

Johnson City Press • Updated Nov 9, 2019 at 6:37 PM

GREENVILLE — A Greene County deputy shot and wounded a man Friday night, prompting the involvement of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to a TBI news release.

The wounded man was identified as Joshua Cook, 34.

The TBI reported that the situation began around 8:30 p.m. when a deputy responded to a call about people sitting in a parked vehicle and playing loud music to the 300 block of North Broyles Street. As the deputy approached the vehicle, someone jumped into the vehicle, which sped away.

Deputies tried to stop the vehicle twice with spike strips, and it stopped at a location along Snapps Ferry Road, where deputies surrounded the vehicle.

“For reasons still under investigation, the situation escalated and resulted in at least one deputy firing upon the vehicle, striking and injuring the driver, who was hospitalized,” TBI Public Information Officer Josh Devine said in the release.

3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong asked the TBI to investigate. Devine said TBI agents were continuing to gather evidence and information and will share investigative findings with Armstrong throughout the process.

It is TBI policy not to release the names of law enforcement personnel involved in such situations. The bureau refers such concerns to the local law enforcement agency involved.