Tennessee sheriff’s deputy fatally shot after suspicious vehicle call

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A manhunt was underway in Tennessee Wednesday for a man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy responding to a suspicious vehicle report, authorities said.

Steven Joshua Wiggins was identified initially as a person of interest and later as a suspect in Wednesday morning’s shooting of Dickson County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Daniel Baker, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation acting director Jason Locke said.

Baker, a 10-year law enforcement veteran, had responded to a resident’s 911 call about a suspicious vehicle about 7 a.m. in Dickson County — just over 40 miles west of Nashville, TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland said.

After a period of not being able to contact the deputy, Baker’s vehicle was tracked with GPS in a wooded area about 2 miles from the location of the initial call by an officer from another agency, Locke said. Baker was dead in his vehicle.

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