|MJPD officer shoots suspect|
|Wednesday, March 10, 2010|
By TOMI L. WILEY
Mt. Juliet Police responded to a domestic assault call around 8:30 p.m. on Monthemer Cove Drive. The suspect, Jamie Darby, 36, was not at the residence when police responded, but police took out a warrant out for him.
It was reported that when police returned to the house around 2 a.m., Wednesday, a car was sitting in the driveway of the home, with the suspect inside. He would not respond when police tried to remove him from the car, and he refused to exit.
Police broke the window to force the suspect out of the car. That’s when the suspect allegedly grabbed a gun from inside the car and pointed it at the police officer, who fired on the suspect.
According to MJPD Chief Andy Garrett on Wednesday, the officers involved in the shooting are Sgt. Jason Ezell, Cpl. Charles McWhirter, and Officer Michael Dunn. Garrett could not give additional information since the case has been turned over to the TBI.
TBI Spokesperson Kristin Helm said Wednesday that the ongoing investigation will take several weeks, and the results will then be turned over to the District Attorney’s office for review.
Darby was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.