A Tennessee sheriff's deputy was killed Wednesday and a sniper hunt was initiated
A Dickson County Sheriff's deputy got into an altercation with the suspect when the deputy stumbled upon a report Vehicle in Kingston answered Springs, The Tennessean reported.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect as Steven Wiggins. He was described as a white man with bald, brown hair. According to the officials, there was a reward of $ 2,500 for information leading to his arrest
A warning for an armed suspect was issued to residents in Dickson, and the authorities urged residents to contact the authorities if they see something suspicious. A social media video appeared to show state troops in tactical gear focusing on the area.
The deputy was not identified immediately.
Tennessee officials issued a Blue Alert in search of Wiggins. A Blue Alert is issued when a Tennessee police officer is injured or killed. TBI spokesman Josh Devine said it was the second Blue Alert released since its inception in July 2011.
At least 37 police officers have died on duty in the US since the beginning of 2018 – with 24 of them shooting bullets