TBI investigates Lebanon officer-involved shooting after chase


(UPDATE 8:30 p.m.) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect as 24-year-old Christian Whitten Galindo.

TBI said he is not in life-threatening condition.


(UPDATE 6:45 p.m.) The Lebanon Police Department confirmed crews are responding to an officer-involved shooting Monday at I-40 West exit ramp near Beckwith Road.

TBI confirmed they are investigating at the scene. According to a spokesperson for Lebanon Police, the suspect was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital with no word on his condition. The Lebanon officer is okay.

Police say the driver along with the other suspects were being investigated for vehicle thefts from Wholesale Auto on Eastgate Boulevard. The vehicle used in the chase was not stolen, according to police.

An officer chased the vehicle from Hwy 109 to I-40 westbound. Lebanon Police were joined by Mt Juliet Police and the Wilson County Sheriffs Office in the pursuit.

The suspect tried to exit the interstate, but ended up down an embankment.

The subject was outside the car when a deputy arrives on scene, go out of his car and fired on the suspect after an encounter. TBI did not say if the suspect had a weapon, or whether any shots were fired from the suspect towards police.

Mt. Juliet Police said the ramp was closed down Monday afternoon.

Editor’s note: In an earlier draft of this story, information provided by the Lebanon police department incorrectly identified Manheim Auto Auction as the business from which the car was stolen. Lebanon Police now state the vehicle was not stolen.

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