TBI at scene of officer-involved shooting in Elizabethton


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – A male suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Elizabethton early Monday morning.

According to the TBI, just before 2:00 a.m. on Monday, a patrol officer with the Elizabethton Police Department observed suspicious activity around a vehicle in the 700 block of East Elk Avenue.

The TBI says the officer made contact with a male subject and asked him to identify himself, at which point the man ran, leading the officer on a foot pursuit.

TBI reports that for reasons still under investigation, the man pulled out a handgun and fired at the officer.

Both officers returned fire, striking the suspect.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No officers were harmed in the incident.

The TBI says no residents were affected over the course of the incident.

The man has not yet been identified. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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