Today, at approximately 7:55 a.m., authorities say Trooper Hal S. Robertson responded a call of a suspicious person sitting in a parked vehicle on the shoulder of Highway 64 approximately five miles east of the Tennessee state line in Cherokee County. When he arrived at the scene, the Trooper attempted to speak with the suspect and says the suspect was very combative. For unknown reasons he charged toward the officer in an aggressive manner, and a physical confrontation ensued which resulted in the Trooper discharging his firearm at the suspect. The suspect was struck thus ending the altercation and was taken into custody. The suspect, who’s identity has not yet been released, was taken to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN, where his condition is unknown at this time. The Trooper sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. Trooper Robertson is a 12-year veteran of the Highway Patrol and is assigned to the Cherokee County patrol office. In keeping with standard operation procedures for all Trooper related shootings, Trooper Robertson has been placed on Administrative Duty pending an investigation that will be led by the State Bureau of Investigation.