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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