Smyrna officer shoots, kills man in return fire


SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a police officer has fatally shot a man who fired first at the officer.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information shows Smyrna Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home Friday night.

The TBI says a man reportedly had shot a gun inside the home and another resident was barricaded inside a different room.

The TBI says reports from the scene indicate that when an officer entered the home, the man shot at the officer, who then returned fire and struck the man.

The agency says the man was pronounced dead at a hospital and no officers were injured.

Authorities are not naming the deceased man until they notify his relatives. An investigation is ongoing.

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