TBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Clinton

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CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) – One person has died following an officer-involved shooting.

No officers were injured, according to officials. The incident occurred in the 600 block of West Broad Street

Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark telling WATE 6 On Your Side Tuesday night what occurred: Just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, the initial 911 call reported there was a suicidal man with a firearm. Multiple agencies, including the Clinton Police Department and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, responded.

“There was a standoff for some period of time and shots were fired and the suspect was killed in the gunfire,” Clark said.

The man had threatened to harm himself when officers initially made contact with him and they tried to get him to drop the weapon. At some point during the exchange, the man reportedly pointed the gun at officers, resulting in the officers firing their service weapons.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the man is currently being withheld pending the notification of relatives.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had agents at the scene of an officer-involved shooting, as well as other agencies assisting in the investigation.

TBI joined the investigation at the request of Clark.

“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 departments,” The TBI stated in its release on the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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