Deputy involved in fatal shooting cleared to return to work - WKRN News 2

Sheriff says deputy involved in fatal shooting cleared to return to work

Posted: Updated: Jan 22, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Deputy Ken Miller has been cleared to return to work, according to Sheriff John Holder. Deputy Ken Miller has been cleared to return to work, according to Sheriff John Holder.
Keith Tyson, 24, was shot and killed during a burglary Monday night at the L&P Body Shop in Ashland City. Keith Tyson, 24, was shot and killed during a burglary Monday night at the L&P Body Shop in Ashland City.
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -

A Cheatham County deputy who shot and killed an alleged burglary suspect has been cleared to return to work, according to Sheriff John Holder.

Holder told Nashville's News 2 last Thursday Deputy Ken Miller has been cleared by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to resume his duties on the force, however, TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm says that's not the case.

Helm said Tuesday the district attorney is still investigating the shooting and has not given Miller the okay to return to the force.

On January 14, Miller and an Ashland City officer entered L&P Body Shop on Vine Street where they encountered Keith Tyson and Clinton Howell.

Sheriff Holder says Tyson had a knife in his hand and made an aggressive move toward the officer.  Miller shot him once in the chest, killing the 24-year-old.

Tyson's family told Nashville's News 2 they don't feel the shooting was justified.

Miller is scheduled to return to work Tuesday night.

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