Sullivan County deputy released from hospital following fatal shooting

A suspect was killed and a deputy injured in an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon. 

It happened just before 1:30 p.m. on Diana Avenue according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 

TBI says Sullivan County deputies responded to Pennsylvania Road after learning that Terry Frost, who was wanted on at least one felony warrant, was in the area. 

Deputies spotted Frost running from a home on Pennsylvania Road and later found him on Diana Avenue getting into a gold SUV being driven by a woman, TBI says.

A deputy stopped the SUV and ordered the woman to get out. TBI says that’s when Frost jumped into the driver’s seat and attempted to flee, dragging the deputy who was trying to pull Frost out of the vehicle. 

The deputy then shot Frost. 

The vehicle traveled a short distance before coming to a stop next to a home on Diana Avenue. 

“Frost was originally in the back seat of the SUV,” TBI spokesperson Leslie Earhart said. “When the female driver was ordered out, Frost then jumped into the driver’s seat in an attempt to get away. That’s when the deputy attempted to remove him from the vehicle. Frost then accelerated in the vehicle, dragging the deputy with him.”

Frost was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The deputy was taken to a hospital and was released Monday evening.

District Attorney Barry Staubus told News Channel 11 the shooting is not related to the incident at the MeadowView Conference Center Saturday evening.

News Channel 11 had a crew on the scene, speaking with several neighbors who have lived on the street for over twenty years. They say that this is usually a quiet and family oriented neighborhood. 

We will update you with more information as it becomes available.

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