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Cumberland Co. man shot during altercation over his arrest

4:51 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
David Lee Fish, II
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A Cumberland County deputy is on administrative leave with pay, after fatally shooting a man he was attempting to arrest this weekend.

According to a press release from Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess, Deputy Jonathan Human was responding to a trespassing complaint on Spooner Drive in the Mayland Community.

Deputy Human was attempting to arrest David Lee Fish, II, 41, of Cumberland County, when an altercation occured.  During the altercation, Deputy Human fired his weapon and Fish was shot. 

Deputy Human was also injured, though Sheriff Burgess did not elaborate on how he was hurt.  The deputy was treated and released from Cumberland Medical Center.

It is standard procedure for an officer involved in a fatal shooting to be on leave until the investigation is complete.  The TBI is conducting the investigation.

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39-year-old David Fish is dead following a Cumberland County deputy involved shooting. 

According to a TBI press release, the sheriff's deputy was responding to trespassing call Sunday night when the suspect attacked him on the 100 block of Spooner Drive around 6:00 p.m. central.

Police say the deputy then shot and killed the suspect.  The deputy was treated for injuries at a local hospital.  The District Attorney is taking over the investigation.

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According the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there was an officer-involved shooting in Cumberland County.

TBI spokesperson Kristen Helm heard that one person was believed dead and that the officer does not have life-threatening injuries.

An EMS spokesperson said the officer was transported to Cumberland Medical Center.

 

Authorities are not releasing the location of the incident, the officer's department, or any more information at this time.

We will have more on this story, once we learn more.

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