DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 48-year-old man has died after a traffic stop along Interstate 40 in Dickson County led to an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning.
The situation began just after midnight in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 172.
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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) reported agents with the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force initiated a traffic stop on an SUV traveling east on I-40 at the Dickson exit.
The driver and a passenger reportedly stepped out of the SUV while it was being searched by an officer. While the search of the trunk was in progress, 48-year-old Michael Antoine Greer, who is believed to be the driver, grabbed one of the officers and his gun before a scuffle ensued, according to the TBI.
Greer is accused of getting back into the SUV and backing it into the task force agent’s vehicle while another officer then got into the vehicle in an effort to subdue him.
Investigators believed Greer grabbed the officer’s drawn weapon, which resulted in the agent firing.
Authorities reported Greer died at the scene. The passenger and the officers were uninjured.
The ramp was closed but reopened to traffic just after 6 a.m. on Friday morning.
No additional information was immediately released.
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