TBI releases names of deputies involved in Three Way shooting

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THREE WAY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released the names of the deputies involved in a deadly Friday shooting in Three Way. They are Sgt. Tom Knolton and Sgt. Terry Stewart. The determination of who fired shots is part of the ongoing investigation. The TBI says the person killed was 18-year-old Dilon C. McGee, who was driving during the incident that occurred around 1:30 p.m. An autopsy will be performed on the teenager. Knolton was hired by the department Oct. 1, 1995, according to the Madison County Human Resources Department. Stewart was hired Nov. 16, 2000. Officials say McGee, along with his passenger, 19-year-old Robert Aspiranti, were approached by deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in the parking lot of 18 Three Way Lane. According to TBI Public Information Officer Susan Niland, they “were identified as individuals they wanted to speak with regarding an ongoing investigation.” McGee attempted to run over the officers, according to Niland. This is when Niland says the vehicle fled the scene, driving across four lanes of traffic before running into a fence on the property of Quality Outdoor Products. Records show McGee had active warrants signed Friday for assault, domestic assault, aggravated robbery and false imprisonment. Aspiranti was taken into custody on the scene and was not injured. He currently is being held at the Madison County Jail. Neither the TBI nor the Madison County Sheriff’s office has released whether Aspiranti could face any charges. The TBI is investigating at the request of Madison County Sheriff John Mehr and District Attorney General for the 26th Judicial District Jerry Woodall.

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