Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum confirms an investigator was involved in a late evening, on-duty incident in which his weapon was discharged.
The incident happened in Coffee County when the investigator, Larry Sims, stopped to check on what appeared to be a minor crash or stranded motorists. An altercation ensued resulting in the investigator attempting to detain a male suspect. The suspect fled in a vehicle that resulted in the investigator being dragged down the road and shots fired.
The suspect has not been apprehended. The deputy was treated at a local hospital and released.
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident