The Anderson County Sheriff's Department is still looking for suspects in the shooting death of investigator Shelby Green (39). Last week, Green was in pursuit of a suspicious vehicle when dispatchers lost contact with him. He was later found shot and killed outside his car. Using dispatch recordings, the sheriff's department has been able to retrace the fallen officer's last moments.
At 12:41 a.m., Green en route to an unrelated disturbance call got sidetracked by something he saw outside a business near Bradford.
"Somebody is trying to break into the...store," Green told dispatchers. "I'm getting turned around."
Two minutes later, at 12:43 a.m., Sergeant Green radios back. He's already speeding down a remote country road behind a suspicious vehicle. Green tells dispatchers he's in pursuit of a silver car. "It looks like a Chevy," he reports. "I'm heading ... bound on 837 toward 2961.
Moments later, the situation worsens.
"They're shooting," Green tells dispatchers. "I just got 2 rounds through the wind shield."
Three more minutes go by. At 12:50 a.m., dispatch calls for Green again--he's not responding.
Two minutes later at 12:52, two radio transmissions to Green have failed. Dispatchers call his cell phone. Its a call he'll never answer.
"All I get is his voice mail," reports one. Six minutes later at 1:02 a.m., an officer sent to assist in the chase radios back everyone's worst fears. "Officer down, get help" he tells dispatchers.