From the GBI, Monday morning:
On Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the GBI was requested by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at 217 Clair St. in Rossville.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 9:40 p.m., a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy was shot by Sherman Travis Thomas, age 47, of Chickamauga while responding to a domestic call. The deputy and the responding deputy fired multiple rounds at Thomas, hitting Thomas several times after he fired multiple times at the deputies first. The deputy and shooter were both transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. The Walker County deputy is in stable condition. Thomas is in critical condition.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be provided to the Walker County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson identifies Sgt. Thomas Agredano as the officer who was shot. Wilson identifies the suspect as 47-year-old Sherman Travis Thomas of Chickamauga. The officer was shot in the leg at 217 Claire St. in Rossville at 9:18 p.m. Sunday.