Investigators: Police kill man who was fleeing DUI stop
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a driver has been shot and killed by an East Tennessee police officer who had jumped into the bed of the man’s pickup truck as he attempted to flee a DUI stop.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland tells news outlets that 30-year-old Joshua Grubb, of Lebanon, was fatally shot early Sunday in Lenoir City.
Niland says the unidentified officer was attempting to arrest Grubb’s passenger for public intoxication, when Grubb tried to drive away.
Niland says the officer jumped into the bed of the fleeing truck, ordered Grubb to stop and, when Grubb refused, shot the driver.
The officer sustained minor injuries and has been placed on paid administrative leave while TBI agents continue to investigate the shooting.