Deputy shot, suspect kills himself in Dickson

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Dickson police say a sheriff's deputy is in extremely serious condition after he was shot by a man who then killed himself in what police describe as a domestic violence dispute.

Dickson police chief Ricky Chandler said Deputy Keith Bellar was shot in the head on Monday morning. Chandler said 27-year-old Jayson Eggenberg had been following his estranged wife in his car and ran her off the road when the deputy stopped to assist. Chandler said after the deputy was shot, Eggenberg killed himself.

WSMV-TV in Nashville reported that Bellar, a six-year veteran of the sheriff's office, is listed in extremely serious condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Chandler said that police had been called to the wife's home concerning several domestic issues in the past.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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