TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Overton County

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A Jackson County deputy received non-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting incident in Overton County on Thursday morning, according to officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 

According to the TBI, the incident happened on Allens Chapel Road in the Hilham community just before 8 a.m. 

When Jackson and Overton County deputies responded to reports of a domestic incident at the location, they found the suspect, Casey Looper, in his vehicle.

TBI officials say Looper, 35, used his vehicle to strike a Jackson Co. deputy who was on foot and then attempted to flee the scene. 

An Overton deputy fired shots to disable Looper’s car, but he was not struck. The pursuit eventually ended when deputies fired shots that were able to disable the vehicle. 

Looper was taken into custody by Overton Co. officials. Charges may be filed against him after the investigation is complete and turned over to the local district attorney’s office, according to TBI officials. 

The Jackson County deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to recover. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Incident Response Team and the office of the District Attorney General are assisting the TBI and local authorities with the ongoing investigation. 

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates. 

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