According to BCSO public information officer Bob Gault, an unnamed deputy shot a man who was reportedly resisting police orders to submit to their commands. The suspect is alleged to have been stabbing a female passenger in his vehicle at the time of the shooting. The woman reportedly suffered from multiple stab wounds and was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
The suspect was taken to SkyRidge Medical Center. Their conditions have not been released.
The suspect who was shot was identified late this morning as Bobby Forgey. The female victim was identified as Heather Killen. She reportedly said she contacted 911 several times throughout the assault in the car. She also reportedly said she was being held against her will.
The Cleveland Police Department issued a BOLO [be on the look out] for a red SUV Monday night. According to Gault, the SUV eluded the police twice. A deputy from BCSO spotted the automobile at the intersection of Spring Place Road and Dalton Pike and gave chase, attempting a traffic stop. The vehicle turned into the parking lot of a gas station and struck a BMW, reports said. The man then drove the red SUV into a gas station cement barrier.
Deputies reportedly gave verbal commands for the man to submit. According to Gault, the man is alleged to have continued to inflict injury to the female in the passenger seat. A deputy on the scene reportedly then shot the man. The shooting reportedly occurred around 10 p.m.
“Procedure calls for an outside agency to conduct the investigation,” Gault said. “Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will be taking over the matter.”
The BCSO is not releasing any further information about the incident nor the identity of the deputy pending the completion of the TBI investigation.