Shortly afterwards, Meacham was shot and killed. During the encounter, DeCoursey was shot and died from his injuries.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incidents that occurred in Tennessee.
A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty police officer in a small Kentucky city has been killed by law enforcement officials in Tennessee.
Meacham, a 38-year-old married father-of-two, was taken to the Jenny Stuart Medical Center where he died.
James Decoursey of Hopkinsville, Kentucky was shot by police in Tennessee. "Hopkinsville fire is mourning just like we are and the Madisonville Police Department is mourning just like the Hopkinsville Police is because it really is a brotherhood and we care for everybody". At 8:07 p.m., he was still on the run and is considered armed and unsafe.
The suspect accused of killing an off-duty Hopkinsville police officer is dead. He previously worked for 12 years with the Christian County Sheriff's Office.
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Gregory says police found the body of 46-year-old Ruth Marie Kilgus, then learned Jesse Kilgus planned to pick up his child from school and confronted him there.
Later that night, police received a call saying that a man matching Decoursey's description was spotted asking for a cigarette in a parking lot in Clarksville, Tenn., about 30 miles south of Hopkinsville. Police are not revealing the name of the officer at this time to allow time to notify his family.
Gov. Matt Bevin announced the officer's death on Twitter.
Kentucky State Police Post 2 Trooper Rob Austin confirmed that an officer had been shot.
They said he then fled on foot before stealing a 1997 white Chevrolet pickup truck with license plate 2070GH.