JOELTON, TN. (THECOUNT) — Beth Plant, of Ashland City, TN, has been identified as the woman shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy overnight in Cheatham County, TN.

Plant, 51, was being transported by paramedics to the hospital early Saturday morning for unknown reasons, when she became combative and produced a knife from her backpack, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


The ambulance driver pulled over on New Hope Road & Highway 41A, in Joelton, Cheatham County, TN, and called for assistance.

Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded, the woman brandished the knife on a deputy who opened fire, the TBI reports.

Plant was eventually transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Joelton is a neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. Joelton is primarily in the northwestern portion of Davidson County along Interstate 24 and junctions with U.S. Route 431, but parts of Joelton bordering Exit 31 of Interstate 24 lie in Cheatham County – Wikipedia.