At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting Thursday night in Cheatham County.
Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred at approximately 8:10 near the intersection of Old Clarksville Pike and Red Binkley Road, where deputies of the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office were pursuing a wanted subject, identified as Josh Cathey (DOB 9-30-85). Reportedly, Cathey attempted to hit a deputy, who had exited his cruiser, with his vehicle. One deputy fired his service weapon in response, striking Cathey. The Ashland City man sustained a non-life-threatening injury to the arm. No law enforcement officers sustained injury in the incident.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. As in any case, TBI’s 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 department.
Any updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.