Sister: Cumberland Co. man shot by deputy repsected officers

5:44 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
  • David Lee Fish Jr.
  • Kimberly Bell is David Fish Jr.'s sister.
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Kimberly Bell spent much of Monday passing by Spooner Drive in the Mayland Community of Cumberland County.  It was the only proof that her brother, 41-year-old David Fish Jr., was dead.

"I want to see my brother.  I don't know if he was shot in the back.  I don't know if he was shot in the head," Bell said.

David Fish Jr. was shot and killed during an altercation with a Cumberland County deputy Sunday night. 

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Deputy Jonathan Human responded to a residence on Spooner Drive regarding a trespassing complaint.  During the investigation, an altercation occured as Deputy Human was attempting to arrest David Fish Jr.  Due to the altercation, according to CCSO, Deputy Human discharged his service weapon resulting in the fatal shooting of David Fish.

Kimberly Bell said her brother's fiance and fiance's father lived in the home deputies responded to.  According to Bell, Fish resided in the same residence for two years until his fiance's dad kicked him out.  After that, the sister said, Fish would only visit his fiance under two conditions.

"She called him to come over and her dad said it was okay to come over," Bell said.  "He's been in trouble before.  But, he has never fought with an officer.  He has respect."

Bell also said her brother truly loved his fiance.

Monday, friends of David Fish Jr. passed by the Spooner Drive home in disbelief.

"I knew David for about five years," said Joseph Abrams of Cumberland County.  "We never talked about shooting nobody or hurting nobody."

Kimberly Bell also tries to comprehend what happened.

"My mother passed away a month and a half ago.  I just can't deal with all this," Bell added.

CCSO can't currently release specific details about the altercation that occurred.

The office said Deputy Jonathan Human was the officer who was involved.  Deputy Human was injured during the struggle, but was treated and released from the hospital.  The deputy is on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure until the investigation is complete.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues to look at the case.

10News attempted to contact the residents who live in the Spooner Drive home Monday, but were unsuccessful.

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