TBI IDs man killed in officer-involved shooting

The TBI has identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting that occurred late Thursday night in Knox County.

As we reported on Friday, the TBI says its preliminary information indicates that late Thursday night, a Jellico police officer took over a pursuit that had begun in Kentucky on I-75.  The pursuit continued south on the interstate into Anderson County, where Sheriff’s deputies joined in, and came to an abrupt end just south of the Raccoon Valley Road exit in Knox County when the driver lost control and crashed.

The TBI says that as officers approached the crashed vehicle, “for reasons still under investigation,” they fired their weapons, with at least one round striking the suspect.  The man, who has been identified as 51-year-old Paul Derrick Moss II of Lexington, Kentucky, was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured during the incident, and we will update you as developments warrant. 

As the crash occurred in Knox County, 6th District Attorney General Charme Allen requested the TBI’s involvement in the investigation.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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  1. I am Paul Derrick Moss’s sister and would like to know to contact the TBI for more information on the TBI’s “ongoing investigation” into the MYSTERIOUS events that ended my brother’s life.

    Not clear as to how erratic driving ends with police officers shooting at a car that was immobile and due to his identity being unknown (because no one didn’t obviously ask to see his ID) how a person’s life is taken?

    Lastly, are these the law enforcement protocols of apprehending an erratic driver, approaching a car without engaging the driver (with NO communication exchange) and just begin shooting?

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