TBI: Woman shot after chase, firing at officers | News
(WBIR- Cumberland Co.) The TBI is investigating the death of a Cumberland County woman who was shot by police after she shot at officers in a Crossville neighborhood and then led them on a chase.
According to the TBI, a woman called E-911 early Wednesday morning, saying her 37-year-old daughter had jumped out of a car near the Camelot subdivision. She said her daughter, Angela Smith, was on drugs.
Another 911 call came in around 2 a.m. from a man reporting he'd seen a woman running from his neighbor's carport.
The neighbor, Carolyn Rose, told 10News she heard the scene unfold.
"She shot twice at the cops on my property; once here at the carport, and once behind the house," said Rose. "The police were saying 'Don't do it, don't do it. Stop, stop. Put your gun down.' It went pow, pow."
The TBI said after Smith fired shots on Ivanhoe Lane, she ran to a nearby house and stole a car at gunpoint.
A mother who was at the house told 10News she was with her husband and her young son. She said her husband had a gun as well, but Smith swiped the car cars and drove the vehicle off their carport, through their backyard, through their side fence, and then took off down the street.
Both Cumberland County deputies and THP troopers drove after Smith down Highway 70 for about nine miles. The chase ended when Smith crashed at the intersection of Browntown Road.
There, police said she pointed a gun at them when they walked up to her. A Cumberland County deputy then shot Smith.
Neighbors said they were thankful no one else was hurt in the shootout or chase.
"I was worried about my own safety. I had my own gun too," said Rose. "And so I feel like they did what they had to do to protect themselves and the neighborhood."
Smith had a lengthy criminal history in Cumberland and Fentress counties. She had countless convictions, including resisting arrest, vandalism, theft, criminal trespassing, burglary, and several drug-related charges.
An autopsy will be performed on Smith's body.
The TBI said it does not release the names of the officers involved in shootings. The 13th Judicial District Attorney General will review the TBI's case file once the investigation is closed.