At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday in Overton County.
Preliminary information indicates that around 7:45 a.m., a report of a domestic incident on Allens Chapel Road in Hilham came in through Jackson County 911. Deputies with both Overton and Jackson County Sheriffs’ Departments responded to the scene. Initial reports indicate that Casey Looper (06/03/1983) was at that location in a vehicle, and struck a Jackson County deputy, who was on foot, with his vehicle. An Overton County deputy fired a shot at Looper’s vehicle. Looper was not struck, and continued to drive away. According to the preliminary investigation, that pursuit continued until two Overton County deputies fired shots that disabled the vehicle. Looper was taken into custody by Overton County officials. The Jackson County deputy was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Incident Response Team and the office of the District Attorney General are assisting in the investigation, which currently remains active and ongoing. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for his further review and consideration.
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 the respective department.
Any updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.