Officer shoots, wounds man reaching into truck

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) -- The police chief in Mt. Juliet says an officer shot a man after he reached into the cab of his pickup truck and the policeman was in fear of bodily injury.

Police Chief Andy Garrett told WTVF-TV in Nashville early Monday that the officer stopped the driver because of a broken tail light.

The station reported the man at first complied, getting out of the vehicle and giving permission for police to search it. When officers found a crack pipe, the man became combative and pepper spray didn't subdue him.

Garrett said when the man reached into the passenger side of the truck cab, the officer shot him.

The injuries were not life-threatening.

The TBI is investigating, which is routine.


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