TBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro.

It happened late Sunday morning in the 500 block of Twin Oak Drive.

The preliminary investigation indicates law enforcement agencies in Rutherford and Bedford counties were attempting to arrest Jesse Caldwell. The 23-year-old is accused in connection to several crimes over the last week, police said.

According to the TBI, after spotting a vehicle authorities suspect Caldwell stole, Murfreesboro officers pursued Caldwell to the 500 block of Twin Oak Drive.

There, an officer exited his vehicle, identified Caldwell, and shot into the vehicle.MORE: Manhunt over for suspect involved in Shelbyville shooting

Caldwell was not shot but did suffer minor injuries from broken glass. No law enforcement officers were injured.

After being treated at a local hospital, Caldwell was booked into the Rutherford County jail. He faces charges of aggravated burglary, criminal attempted aggravated robbery, and theft over $10,000 in Bedford County. In Rutherford County, he faces charges of escape, driving on revoked license, evading arrest by motor vehicle, and violation of community corrections.

The Murfreesboro Police Department identified the officer as Phillip Simpson. He was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing.

Officer Simpson has been employed by the Murfreesboro Police Department since 2013, police said.

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