Police: Tennessee officer shoots man who grabbed stun gunNovember 13, 2017 9:23am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an officer shot and wounded a man who took her stun gun during a fight.

Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk tells the Knoxville News Sentinel the female officer had stopped to question a man and a woman on suspicion of carrying stolen items from nearby homes Sunday.

DeBusk says the man fought the officer to the ground and grabbed her stun gun. The officer then fired her gun once, hitting the man in the arm and the bullet grazed his chest.

The spokesman says the 33-year-old man, whose identity wasn't immediately released, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that weren't life threatening. The officer was treated for scrapes and bruises.

The shooting is being investigated by the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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