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Sheriff's Office identifies chase suspect shot & killed by TN state trooper Monday night

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office have identified Brian Patrick Allen of Hixson, Tennessee as the man shot and killed by a state trooper after they say he drew a weapon on the trooper. NOTE: Picture of Allen is from a previous arrest. (Images: HCSO, WTVC)

UPDATE:

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office have identified Brian Patrick Allen of Hixson, Tennessee as the man shot and killed by a state trooper after they say he drew a weapon on the trooper.

Allen was pronounced dead at the scene by Hamilton County EMS. He was 48.

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing.

The picture of Brian Allen above is from a previous arrest, and provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Depend on us for updates as we learn more details.


PREVIOUSLY:

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Tennessee state trooper shot and killed a car chase suspect in Hixson after the person drew a weapon on the trooper Monday night.

Lieutenant John Harmon with the THP held a news conference around 10:30pm Monday night to discuss details in the incident.

Harmon says that around 7:00pm, a Tennessee state trooper stopped a car on Highway 153 at Highway 27 at the northbound on-ramp. The car was stopped for not having any tags displayed.

Once the officer ran the driver's license, dispatch confirmed that it was revoked.


The officer then tried to arrest the suspect, but the THP says the driver resisted and took off in their car, and the trooper followed at low speed.

Lt. Harmon says the chase ended in the Middle Valley Road area, where the driver stopped a second time. HCSO spokesman Matt Lea confirmed that it happened on the 7300 block of Valley Road.

At this point, the THP says the suspect drew a weapon and shots were fired.

The THP confirms that the suspect was killed, and that the trooper was uninjured.

As is protocol in such situations, the trooper has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The DA's Office and Neal Pinkston have asked that the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) lead the investigation.

HCSO spokesman Matt Lea says that they will not yet release the names of the deceased suspect or the trooper.

We do not yet know where the suspect is from.

You can watch the entire news conference here:

Lea says that it took so long to get information out to the public because of the complexities of working with the THP & DA's Office.

NewsChannel 9's Hannah Lawrence was on-scene around 8:30pm, but THP and officers did not provide any details at that time.


Depend on us for updates in this developing story.

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