Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

first_img Support The Guardian Boxing … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant)Love you forever and always momma . You always said “work hard bubba” and I did. All you needed was help with your demons… your free now momma🖤 pic.twitter.com/kqgYOg4BkcMarch 10, 2019 Share via Email Share on Messenger Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion 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 was pronounced dead on Saturday at a hospital. It says Plant became “combative” while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver called law enforcement and an arriving deputy shot Plant when she brandished a knife at the officer, according to the report. Share on Pinterest news “Love you forever and always momma,” wrote Caleb Plant on Twitter on Sunday. “You always said ‘work hard bubba’ and I did. All you needed was help with your demons… your free now momma.” Plant won the IBF’s super middleweight title in January after a unanimous points victory over Jose Uzcategu. He dedicated his victory to his daughter, Alia, who died in 2015. US sportscenter_img Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Topics Tennessee US policing Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more