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UPDATE: THP trooper shoots, kills suspect after traffic stop

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Photo by WRCB reporter Taneisha Cordell. Photo by WRCB reporter Taneisha Cordell.
HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper is on paid leave for a deadly officer-involved shooting Monday night in Hixson.

It happened on Valley Lane around 7:00 p.m.

THP spokesman Lt. John Harmon says the trooper, whose name has not been released, made a routine traffic stop and the driver resisted arrest. Harmon says the driver, 48-year-old Brian P. Allen, sped away from the scene and the trooper chased him.

Harmon says preliminary reports show the driver stopped again, pulled a weapon and shots were fired.

Police say it's not clear what the weapon was or who fired the shots. 

Harmon says the suspect was killed in the shooting.

Harmon says the trooper is okay and on paid leave pending an investigation.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this developing story.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office are being tight-lipped about an incident on Valley Lane in Hixson Monday night.

The Hamilton County 911 call log shows a call for a "fire special assignment" in the 7300 block.

The THP says the incident is not weather-related.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says the THP will giving a statement to the media at 10:30 p.m.

Channel 3's Taneisha Cordell is at the scene to learn more.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates and watch Eyewitness News at 11 for a live report.

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