TBI: Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper shot man who pulled gun on him in Robertson County

(Submitted to FOX 17 News)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a trooper shot a man who had pointed a gun at him in Robertson County.

Montreal Lamont Batey, 28, was injured in the shooting Tuesday night.

TBI agents said a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was running radar in the median along Interstate 65 when he saw a SUV speed by and tried to pull the vehicle over. The SUV got off Exit 112, ran a stop sign and made a sharp left turn onto Highway 25 where TBI agents said it then struck a tractor trailer and went down an embankment before coming to a final rest.

When the trooper arrived to the scene, TBI agents said Batey pulled a gun on the officer. The trooper then fired and struck the driver. Batey was flown to a hospital in Nashville. His condition wasn't released.

TBI said a weapon was recovered near Batey's vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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