TBI: Two injured in officer-involved shooting in Ripley; one person still at large


RIPLEY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says two people were injured in a Sunday morning officer-involved shooting in Ripley.

TBI says the preliminary information indicates just after midnight, an officer with the Ripley Police Department was patrolling along Jefferson Street when he witnessed two individuals in a vehicle in front of him exit the car and start shooting at an oncoming vehicle. 

The agency says at least one person in the second car returned fire, and the officer’s patrol unit was struck.  The officer pursued the initial vehicle until it stopped in the 300 block of Stardust Drive where the driver and passenger ran from the car, TBI said.   

TBI says when the driver reportedly displayed a gun, the officer fired his service weapon.  That individual, who had been struck by gunfire, was apprehended by a second Ripley police officer and transported to an area hospital for treatment. 

The subject has been identified as Demarco Taylor.

TBI says the passenger remains on the run.  During the pursuit on Stardust Drive, a resident inside a home was struck by gunfire and transported for treatment at an area hospital. 

No officers were injured during the incident.

This is a developing story

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