Updated at 11:30p CT Tuesday, January 17/ 12:30 ET Wednesday, January 18
At the request of 11th District Attorney Neal Pinkston, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday night in Soddy Daisy.
Preliminary information indicates that around 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Christopher Dalton Sexton (DOB 5-10-87) was seen in violation of an order of protection. A Hamilton County deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Sexton continued on, and engaged the deputy in a pursuit. That pursuit was ultimately terminated due to safety concerns. Some time later, law enforcement officers re-established contact with Sexton, and another pursuit began, involving officers with different agencies. That pursuit continued through parts of Hamilton County, into Sequatchie County, and back into Hamilton County. Around 7:00 p.m., in an attempt to minimize the risk to the public, Sexton’s vehicle was forced off the roadway by a deputy as the pursuit turned onto Sequoyah Road. Sexton exited his vehicle, brandishing a weapon and pointing it at officers. Several Hamilton County deputies fired at Sexton, striking him. He was deceased at the scene. Officers from Red Bank and Soddy Daisy were present at the scene, but were not involved in the shooting incident. No law enforcement officers were injured.
The TBI Violent Crimes Response Team from Nashville with Special Agent- Forensic Scientists responded to the scene, and Agents are working through the night to gather evidence and conduct interviews.
As is our policy, TBI does not identify the officers involved in officer-involved shootings. We refer questions of that nature to their respective agencies.
As with any case the TBI investigates, our investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his review and consideration.
We will not have any additional updates through the night/ into the morning. As we have additional information we are able to provide, it will be updated on this site.