Authorities identified the suspect as Steven Joshua Wiggins, 31. He was charged the day before with hitting a woman and stealing her car. Now he is at large, considered armed and dangerous.
Search for this gunman is underway
Local authorities conduct a manhunt. “People make mistakes and people do things that are terrible, and this is an evil deed that he has done. But now he can show people that there’s still something left in him by turning himself in,” Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said on a news conference. Police arrested the woman who had her car stolen because they believe she had “participated in the incident” linked to officer’s death. In fact, she was Wiggins’ girlfriend. The search for gunman is underway. A Tennessee Blue Alert was issued. Authorities urged residents to contact them if they see anything suspicious. Steven Wiggins has an arrest record and has been convicted previously. Sgt. Daniel Baker,who was fatally shot Wednesday in the line of duty served with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office for more than 10 years, being a member of the Marine Corps Reserve. “He’s one of the guys who put his life on the line every day to keep the community safe … he was doing that today,” Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe appreciated him.