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Massive manhunt underway for gunman who shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee

Authorities with the Dickson County Sheriff’s office are searching for Steven Wiggins in connection to the death of 32-year-old Sgt. Daniel Baker

A man wanted for shooting a Tennessee deputy early on Wednesday has been added to the state’s Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Most Wanted’ list.

Authorities with the Dickson County Sheriff’s office are searching for Steven Wiggins in connection to the death of 32-year-old Sgt. Daniel Baker.

Officers received a call about a ‘suspicious vehicle’ on a local road and Baker responded, TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland explained to WATE. 

Baker was eventually found dead inside his patrol car two to three miles away from the scene. His GPS system was used to find his location after contact with Baker ceased. 

The deputy’s family identified him as a father and husband who served in the Marines. 

He joined the department in 2008 and came from a family of officers – both his father and stepbrother worked for the Spring Hill Police Department. 

‘There’s not much I can say today but our hearts are shattered,’ Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said. ‘We just ask for your help.’

He added that Baker was ‘one of the best.’

Officers received a call about a 'suspicious vehicle' on a local road and Baker responded

Officers received a call about a ‘suspicious vehicle’ on a local road and Baker responded

Baker was eventually found dead inside his patrol car two to three miles away from the scene. His GPS system was used to find his location after contact with Baker ceased

Baker was eventually found dead inside his patrol car two to three miles away from the scene. His GPS system was used to find his location after contact with Baker ceased

‘This is one of our best deputies. He’s a supervisor. He’s worked his way up to sergeant on patrol, and he’s one of the ones why put it all on the line every day to keep our community safe. He was doing that again today with a call about a suspicious vehicle,’ Bledsoe added. 

The TBI has stated that Wiggins is more than likely armed and dangerous. It is also unknown whether he has gained access to a vehicle. 

Wiggins was wanted in connection to a domestic abuse dispute on Tuesday in Kingston Springs

Wiggins was wanted in connection to a domestic abuse dispute on Tuesday in Kingston Springs

‘We don’t know what’s transpired since someone last saw him,’ Niland said.

Wiggins was wanted for aggravated assault and theft. 

The charges stem from a Tuesday domestic call police responded to in Kingston Springs. 

A victim at the scene claimed that Wiggins slapped her face and pulled her hair. She claimed that he had a gun to her head and said that he was ‘going to kill her if she called the police.’

Wiggins was said to have taken the woman’s car without her permission. 

He had ‘been doing meth all night and smoking marijuana,’ according to the victim. 

A Blue Alert was issued for the man described as being 6’1′ and approximately 220lbs. 

He has been arrested for domestic abuse or assault at least eight times in the last 12 years. 

A woman related to Wiggins has been taken into custody but her identity hasn’t been released. 

‘It’s my prayer to God that our court will be a terror to him and the punishment he will receive,’ Sheriff Bledsoe said. 

A Blue Alert was issued for the man described as being 6'1' and approximately 220lbs

A Blue Alert was issued for the man described as being 6’1′ and approximately 220lbs

 



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