Subject of Erin Blue Alert captured, charged

Published 4:44 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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HOUSTON COUNTY — An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Erin Monday night has resulted in the arrest of a Louisiana man.
At the request of 23rd Judicial District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on June 27, TBI agents responded to the shooting that occurred in a parking area on Highway 149 in Erin. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that an Erin police officer attempting to make a traffic stop of a driver on Highway 149 was injured, after the driver exited his car with a firearm and fired into the officer’s vehicle. The officer returned fire, and the man ran into a wooded area, still carrying a firearm. The officer was transported by helicopter to a Nashville hospital for treatment.
The search for the individual, who was later identified as BJ Brown, 32, continued, involving law enforcement officers from multiple local, state, and federal agencies. A Blue Alert was issued for Brown on Tuesday evening. Around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement officers spotted Brown about two miles from the location where the shooting had occurred. He was taken into custody and charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder. He is currently being held in the Houston County Jail.

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