UPDATE: Police Chase in Murfreesboro

Jul 01, 2011 at 09:37 am by bryan

A police pursuit ends with a sheriff's deputy using his cruiser to end the situation. Then, when fearing he would be run over, the deputy fired shots at the suspect vehicle.  It happened just after 9 o'clock Friday morning when sheriff's deputies spotted a vehicle, suspected of being stolen. It was at 5001 Old Nashville Highway at the home of Billy Joe Ervin. The 38-year old man, who was suspected in a car theft, fled his home with Marjorie Myles driving in a Dodge pickup truck. It was not the vehicle suspected in the theft. The chase went down Old Nashville Highway, down Broad Street, then Thompson Lane before ending in the parking lot of First Tennessee, near the Memorial Boulevard intersection. An unidentified deputy fired at the Ervin twice and at least one hit him in the leg. Myles, who also lives at 5001 Old Nashville Highway, was driving the pickup truck. She was treated at MTMC for injuries received in the crash. Ervin was also treated for his gunshot wound. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are handling the probe into the shooting. The deputy was placed on routine leave while the investigation continues.

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