TBI investigating officer involved shooting

Published 5:00 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called in at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler to investigate circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting Monday morning in LaFollette, Tenn.

Initial information has indicated that just before 7 a.m., officers with the LaFollette Police Department received a report that a female was attempting to break into a home located along East Prospect Street.

When officers arrived, they encountered the female who was reported to be armed with a handgun.

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For reasons that are still under investigation, the situation escalated and then resulted in officers firing shots and striking the woman.

She was then transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. No officers were injured during the incident.

The identity of the woman is being withheld pending notification of family.

At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing. TBI Agents and Forensic Scientists continue to gather relevant interviews and evidence.

Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for his further review and consideration.

As per the police of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department.