Homeowner shoots suspect being chased by police


DUNLAP, Tennessee (WDEF) – A man accused of trying to steal a car in Dunlap on Saturday, is in a Chattanooga hospital with a gunshot wound.

Officers with the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office and Dunlap Police Department attempted to stop Tyler Shell as he led officers on a pursuit to Smith Mountain, where he left the car and fled on foot.

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They suspected he was armed.

Hamilton county deputies then joined the search for Shell who was seen on Blue Sewannee road in Bledsoe county.

A homeowner there told officers Shell charged at him and he shot him.

Shell has non life threatening injuries .