Police: Boxer’s mom pulls knife on officer, is fatally shot


ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say the mother of champion boxer Caleb Plant was fatally
shot after pulling a knife on an officer.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant of Ashland City was
pronounced dead Saturday at a hospital.
It says Plant became combative while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver
summoned law enforcement and, authorities say, an arriving deputy shot Plant when she brandished a knife
at the officer.
The statement didn’t identify the officer.
Mario Serrano, a publicist for Caleb Plant, told The Tennessean on Sunday that Beth Plant is the boxer’s
A Nashville native, Caleb Plant won the International Boxing Federation’s super middleweight championship
in January. He posted on Facebook: "Love you forever and always momma."
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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