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Tennessee Deputy Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop, Suspect at Large

May 30, 2018  | 

Steven Wiggins is a person of interest in the killing of a Dickson County (TN) Sheriff's deputy Wednesday morning. (Photo: TBI)
Steven Wiggins is a person of interest in the killing of a Dickson County (TN) Sheriff's deputy Wednesday morning. (Photo: TBI)

A Dickson County (TN) Sheriff's Deputy was shot and killed at a traffic stop Wednesday morning and a man identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as a person of interest is the target of a statewide manhunt.

A police source told WKRN the deputy tried to stop a driver with an expired tag around 7 a.m. before shots were exchanged during a short pursuit.

The deputy's identity has not been released.

Authorities are now searching for Steven Wiggins, who they said is a person of interest. Wiggins is wanted for aggravated assault and theft, charges stemming from a domestic incident that happened Tuesday evening.

A Blue Alert was issued for Wiggins around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 6/1/2018 1:41 PM

This piece of garbage shot and killed an officer over an expired tag! What a bunch of BS! Hopefully he does not surrender when they finally find him. Save time and money and get some justice at the same time!

Tom Ret @ 6/2/2018 7:03 PM

The time you think you are handling a routine matter or call it turns out to be a life or death situation. You have to be on your guard irrespective of the matter because there are scum like this guy who will shoot you over any matter no matter how insignificant. Its a tough job and often times not appreciated by the general public who don't have a clue as to the dangers police face each day. Unfortunately there are a lot of chiefs who don't have a clue either.

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