The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released only the name of the Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy who had to open fire on a domestic violence suspect Tuesday night. Josh DeVine with the TBI, told WGNS on Friday morning that Deputy David Ashburn is the one who fired at a man who was armed with a shotgun earlier this week.
The subject, who was shot by a Deputy Ashburn, was flown by LifeFlight Helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center after the situation occurred. The man is now in critical condition. The location of the incident was on West Jefferson Pike around 10 PM on Tuesday. The original dispute was between a husband and wife. It evidently got out of hand.
The domestic violence suspect was shot by Deputy Ashburn as authorities were searching for him after he reportedly fled his home. The man was coming out of the woods and allegedly pointed a shotgun at Deputy Ashburn. The deputy then opened fire, hitting the suspect once in the upper body. The name of the suspect who was shot has not been released.
The TBI is still investigating.