Steven Wiggins and the Dickson County deputy shooting

Steven Wiggins and the Dickson County deputy shooting

Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed a Dickson County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Wednesday morning.

A manhunt is underway.

Here’s what we know so far.

What happened

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says suspect Steven Wiggins shot and killed a DCSO deputy on Wednesday morning.

According to officials, Wiggins was involved in an early morning altercation with the deputy after a suspicious vehicle was reported in Kingston Springs.

Contact was lost with the deputy, and the sheriff’s office tracked his vehicle and found him deceased inside.

Who is the deputy?
The deputy has not officially been identified, but a close family friend and family on social media have identified the deputy as 32-year-old Sgt. Daniel Baker.

At an afternoon news briefing, a visibly shaken Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe called Baker one of their “best deputies.”

“It is my prayer to God that our court will be a terror to [Wiggins] with the punishment he receives.”

Be on the lookout
Steven Wiggins has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities urge anyone who spots him to call 911.

A $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

What is a Tennessee Blue Alert?

At approximately 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., mobile devices in Tennessee rang with a Tennessee Blue Alert, containing information about Wiggins.

Blue Alerts are similar to AMBER Alerts, but used in cases in which a law enforcement officer has been killed or seriously injured in the line-of-duty, according to TBI.

by – tennessean.com/