Henderson Police Department traffic stop results in fatal shooting

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Bethel Springs, McNairy County on Monday, Oct. 12.
Current information from TBI states that at 1:14 a.m. that day, a call from a citizen about a possibly, impaired driver caused the Henderson Police Department to force a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 45 in Chester County.
The authorities determined later in the investigation that the vehicle was driven by 24-year-old Anthony Jones.
The report said that HPD then pursued Jones who, at times, drove over 100 miles per hour.
TBI said that Jones eventually crashed the vehicle in the 5700 block of Highway 45 in Bethel Springs.
“He then exited the vehicle and portrayed, with actions and statements, to have a firearm. Two Henderson officers gave verbal commands to Jones, which he disregarded. Officers attempted to subdue Jones with a electroshock weapon, which proved to be ineffective. The situation escalated further, resulting in one of the officers firing two shots from a service weapon, striking Jones,” TBI said. “Despite lifesaving efforts at the scene by officers and EMS, Jones later died at a hospital in Corinth, Mississippi. A firearm was not recovered at the scene.”
According to HPD the officers involved were Kyle Carter who has been with the department for seven years, and Danielle Cook who has been with HPD for two years. HPD did not release which officer fired the gun.
Law enforcement officers were not injured during the incident according to TBI.
After further investigation, it was found that the vehicle Jones was driving had been reported Stolen in Jackson before it all TBI said.
The case remains under investigation by TBI. They note that the bureau acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests solely with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement.
Tim Crowe, HPD Assistant Chief, stated “this is an ongoing investigation that is being conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Any questions pertaining to the investigation must be directed to them.”

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