Sheriff: Suspect shot in shoulder

2:29 pm | November 13, 2012

A man wanted by local authorities was shot while trying to evade officers on Tuesday afternoon.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said deputies learned Keith Brummitt was near the Dollar General Store at Milligan Highway and Okolona Road. The man fled on foot down Okolona Road, into a wooden area.

An altercation ensued between Brummitt and deputies. Mathes said a deputy, who he would not identify, shot Brummitt in the shoulder.

Brummitt, who Mathes said has a long criminal history, was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

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