- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say deputies have shot and wounded a Tennessee man during an encounter at a traffic stop.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that deputies made the traffic stop in a driveway Monday evening in Cheatham County near where a woman reported she had almost been run off a road.

The statement says as deputies conducted the stop, 44-year-old Charles Holland exited the home armed with a gun and began walking toward them. At some point during the encounter, police say deputies fired at Holland, who was hit and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is in stable condition.

Metro Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas confirmed on Tuesday that Holland is a firefighter with the agency.

Holland is white. Authorities did not release the identities or races of the deputies involved, but said they were not injured.

The investigation is continuing.

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