TBI investigating Ripley officer-involved shooting

 TBI investigating Ripley officer-involved shooting

TBI agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Sunday morning in Ripley.

Public Information Officer Keli McAlister says just after midnight, an officer with the Ripley Police Department was patrolling along Jefferson Street when he saw two individuals in a vehicle in front of him exit the car and start shooting at an oncoming vehicle.

At least one person in the second car returned fire and the officer’s patrol unit was struck.

The officer pursued the initial vehicle until it stopped in the 300 block of Stardust Drive where the driver and passenger ran from the car. When the driver reportedly displayed a gun, the officer fired his service weapon.

McAlister says that individual, identified as 18-year-old Demarco Taylor, who had been struck by gunfire, was apprehended by a second Ripley police officer and transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The passenger remains on the run.

During the course of the pursuit on Stardust Drive, a resident inside a home was struck by gunfire and transported for treatment at an area hospital.  No officers were injured during the incident.

McAlister says at this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing.