TBI investigates another officer involved shooting in Tennessee

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tennessee (WDEF) – Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are taking over the case of another officer related shooting this week.

This one happened in Mount Pleasant overnight.

The call began with another chase earlier in the evening.

The Preliminary report says a Mount Pleasant officer tried to stop a suspected DUI driver.

But the driver would not stop and led police on a brief chase.

It ended at the intersection of Mount Joy Road and South Main Street.

Officers say at that point, 35 year old Bradley Ross Nelson got out of his vehicle and brandished a weapon.

They say the standoff escalated and an officer opened fire.

Nelson later died from the wound at the hospital.

None of the law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

In the last 9 days, the TBI has picked up 5 officer involved shooting cases, including one here in Hamilton County.

Jan 30 Ashland City Deputies wound resident armed with a long gun after traffic incident
Feb 3 Hamilton Co. Deputy wounds man shooting up a house on Fuller Road
Feb 6 Cocke Co. Law enforcement officers wound woman who ran over park ranger’s foot and hit a deputy with her car in chase that began in Gatlinburg
Feb 7 Rockwood Police kill a possibly suicidal man parked in a Walmart parking lot, who produced a handgun
Feb 7 Mt Pleasant Police kill suspected DUI driver after chase

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