Mother of world boxing champ Caleb Plant killed in officer-involved shooting

by Samuel Abasi Posted on March 10th, 2019

Nashville, Tennessee: The mother of world boxing champion Caleb Plant, a Nashville native who grew up in Ashland City, died early Saturday morning as the result of an officer-involved shooting in Cheatham County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

The preliminary investigation shows that a 911 call was placed to transport an Ashland City woman, identified as Beth Plant, 51, to a hospital. According to the TBI, the ambulance driver who was transporting Beth Plant pulled over at New Hope Road and Highway 41A and called for law enforcement.

When a deputy arrived on the scene, Beth Plant was outside the ambulance and “brandished the knife at the deputy,” the TBI news release states. The deputy fired at Beth Plant, who was transported to a Nashville hospital, where she died.

Mario Serrano, Caleb Plant’s publicist, confirmed Sunday that Beth Plant was the boxer’s mother.

On Sunday, he posted pictures of himself as a child with his mother with the same message.

In January 2015, Caleb Plant had to make the decision to pull the plug on the life support keeping his 19-month-old daughter, Alia, alive. She was born with a brain condition that caused repeated seizures.

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