UPDATE (2:00 Central, July 24th): The woman who died as a result of this incident has been identified as Donna Lynn Allen, DOB 9-1-78.
At the request of 11th District Attorney General Neal Pinkston, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting early this morning.
Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred after Midnight, when an officer from the Red Bank Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to yield. A pursuit ensued and law enforcement officers with both the Soddy Daisy Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office joined in the pursuit. The vehicle fled from officers into a private drive on Burchard Road in Soddy Daisy and led pursuing officers into a wooded area. While attempting to apprehend the subjects, the vehicle struck a Red Bank officer, who ultimately fired upon the vehicle, striking the female driver and male passenger. Both subjects were taken to Erlanger Medical Center where the female driver died from her injuries. The male subject is currently in critical condition. The Red Bank officer was also treated for his injury and has been released from the hospital.
TBI Agents and Forensic Scientists continue to gather relevant evidence and interviews in connection to this incident. As in any case, our investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration and review.
As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective departments.
Updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.