Vest saves Tenn. officer during gunbattle


By Ben Benton
The Chattanooga Times Free Press

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — A South Pittsburg police officer was shot at least twice Saturday before another officer returned fire and hit the shooter in the torso, authorities said.

Twelfth Judicial District Attorney General Mike Taylor said South Pittsburg Officer Jeff Stevens is recovering at home from bullet wounds to his leg and arm.

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