UPDATED 3/20/17 at 8:04pm: The individual who was shot has been identified as Christian Andrew Whitten Galindo, DOB 3/19/1993. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
At the request of District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting that happened Monday afternoon in Wilson County.
Preliminary reports indicate that the incident began with a report of a stolen vehicle from a Lebanon business. An officer began to pursue the vehicle from Highway 109, to westbound Interstate 40. The subject in the vehicle got off the north-bound Beckwith Road exit. At some point, the vehicle left the exit roadway, and went down an embankment.
An officer with the Lebanon Police Department arrived at the scene and got out of his vehicle. The subject in the other vehicle was also outside of that car. During this encounter, the officer fired, striking the subject.
The individual was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital. His condition is unavailable at the time of this posting.
The TBI Violent Crimes Response Team of Special/ Agent Forensic Scientists will be processing the scene and collecting evidence, while additional Special Agents continue to conduct interviews. Our office will share findings from the investigation with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration and review.
As is TBI policy, we will not release the name of the officer involved, and defer to the local agency to provide that information as they see fit.