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Mark Alan Eberly

Update 7 a.m.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy injured in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night is expected to make a full recovery.

Deputy Tim Tutor was called to the 8000 block of Chestnut Hill Rd. Saturday at about 7:07 p.m. to check on a suspicious person call, a press release from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office states. He was shot and returned gunfire with a suspect, Mark Alan Eberly. 

Eberly had been arrested June 19, 2020, on a charge of driving on a revoked license and resisting arrest. He told booking officials at the Cumberland County Jail he had been born in Wyandotte, MI, and is currently homeless. 

The investigation revealed that Eberly shot Tutor with a handgun as Tutor approached the vehicle, striking Tutor in the upper chest area protected by the bulletproof vest deputies wear. Tutor was airlifted by Lifestar to UT Medical Center where he was treated. 

Tutor returned fire and the vehicle traveled a short distance before coming to a stop in the roadway.

SWAT teams and crisis negotiators with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Crossville Police Department were deployed to the scene. They made multiple attempts to make contact with the suspect. Finally, after no success, chemical weapons were deployed, allowing SWAT teams to advance and take the suspect into custody.

The suspect was found to be deceased.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is conducting the investigation. 

Update 9:54 p.m. 

A Cumberland County deputy was shot Saturday evening while responding to a call of a suspicious person in the 800 block of Chestnut Hill Rd. at about 7:07 p.m. 

According to a press release from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the deputy exchanged gunfire with an unnamed suspect and was wounded in the upper right side. He was airlifted to U.T. Medical Center.

The suspect barricaded in a vehicle and officers from the Sheriff's Office and Crossville Police Department SWAT teams and crisis negotiators responded to the scene. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted by closing Chestnut Hill Rd. to all through traffic. Cumberland County EMS and Fire personnel were staged near the scene.

Negotiators made multiple attempts to make contact with the suspect, with no success. Finally, SWAT used chemical weapons and advanced on the vehicle to take the suspect into custody. At that time, they found the suspect was deceased. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is on scene conducting an investigation.

The name of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

More information will be released as it becomes available. 

8:30 p.m.

Law enforcement is on the scene of an officer-involved shooting tonight on Chestnut Hill Rd. According to a statement by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the shooting involved a barricaded suspect. SWAT teams and negotiators have been deployed to the scene. 

This is a developing story. More information will be published as it becomes available. 

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