UPDATED 2:00 p.m. 5/29/19 to include identity of the driver.
At the request of 19th District Attorney General John Carney, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday night in Montgomery County involving an officer with the Coopertown Police Department.
Preliminary information indicates the incident began when an officer with the Coopertown Police Department spotted a vehicle that was the subject of a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) on I-24. Initial reports indicate the vehicle drove onto the interstate and into oncoming traffic. As the driver, later identified as Anthony Campbell (DOB 09/23/1993), attempted to turn around and drive the correct direction, the officer positioned his vehicle next to stopped vehicles, blocking the lanes of travel. The officer got out of his car to approach Campbell’s vehicle. Early information indicates Campbell continued driving in the direction of the officer, and the officer fired at the vehicle as the car drove toward him. The vehicle struck the driver’s side door of the officer’s vehicle as it drove by. The car continued down the road until Campbell abandoned it in Clarksville and fled on foot. Campbell was ultimately located by Clarksville police officers. He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for a non-fatal gunshot wound. He is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail. The officer was not injured.
TBI Agents continue to gather any and all relevant evidence and interviews in support of this ongoing investigation. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be passed along to the District Attorney General for his review and consideration.
The TBI does not identify the law enforcement officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective agencies.
Any updates on this investigation will be posted on TBINewsroom.com.