At approximately 2:50 AM on September 10, 2020 Henderson County communications received a call to 911 regarding a vehicle breaking and entering at 207 Bethea Dr. off of Piney Ridge in the Mountain Home community.
The original caller stated shots were being exchanged between the homeowner and suspects.
Deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office responded.
Deputies located a suspect and vehicle in the area. Deputies were fired upon.
At 3:04am a Henderson County deputy was struck by suspect gun fire and critically injured. Deputies returned fire at the suspect and he did not survive.
The injured deputy was transported to Mission Hospital in critical condition.
Investigators from the State Bureau of investigation and Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are on the scene.
Residents are ask to avoid the area of Piney Ridge and US 25 at this time.
There is no threat to the public‘s safety at this time.
There will be more information made available as the investigation continues.