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DA: Autopsy Shows Gunshot Wound on Comer

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:29 am

Shelby Comer

Here is what we know about the deputy-involved shooting on Saturday, the hunt for the suspect, his capture, and the death of Shelby Comer.

  • At approximately 10:30 on Saturday evening, GCSO deputy observed gray Ford Mustang going at a high rate of speed near Coalmont Elementary School.
  • Deputy attempts to stop vehicle at intersection of Hwy. 56 and Morgan’s Ridge Road.
  • Deputy gave chase toward B-Mine Road in Flat Branch. 
  • Suspect pulled vehicle off road in an attempt to turn around.

    Jacky Wayne Bean

  • Deputy leaves vehicle, orders suspect to get out of vehicle.
  • Suspect brandishes firearm.
  • Deputy engages the suspect, firing shots as the vehicle begins to speed towards him.
  • Vehicle swipes the side of the police car.
  • GCSO begins search for suspect and vehicle.
  • Vehicle crashes.
  • Suspect attempts to get ride from passing driver.
  • When unsuccessful at getting ride, suspect flees on foot.
  • GCSO discovers crash site and body, later identified as Shelby Comer, 20, of Beersheba Springs, in car.
  • A nine-hour manhunt leads to the capture of the suspect, Jacky Wayne Bean, 32, of Soddy Daisy, on Sunday morning.
  • Bean charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Evading Arrest, Reckless Endangerment times three, DUI, and Violation of Implied Consent.
  • Bean held at GC Jail without bond.
  • Deputy on paid administrative leave.
  • On Wednesday, DA Mike Taylor informs News Channel 3 that the autopsy of Comer revealed a gunshot wound. It is not clear when Comer was shot, if it led to her death, or if the gunshot was the result of the deputy firing at the suspect’s vehicle.