UPDATE: TBI investigating Bristol police shooting

Johnson City Press • Updated Jun 7, 2019 at 1:24 PM

BRISTOL — Police shot a man here Friday morning, prompting a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe.

About 9:30 a.m., officers were confronted by a man with a gun, according to a BPTD news release. The man was shot and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police did not release the wounded man’s name, the location of the shooting or the names of officers involved.

Per BPTD policy, the investigation was turned over to the TBI and the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office.

The TBI later issued a statement with more details, but not names. The news release said police had gone to a residence on Crown Circle to assist a homeowner in serving a court order on her estranged husband. As they entered with the homeowner, officers were confronted by a man. At some point during the encounter, the man reached for a gun. One officer fired a shot that struck the man. No police were injured.

“This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence,” The TBI said in the release. “As in any case, TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his review.

“As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department.”

Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for updates on this developing story.



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