DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that resulted in a man’s death in Dickson County Thursday night.
Based on the preliminary information, the TBI said the shooting happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at a home in the 700 block of Monarchos Bend in Burns.
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According to officials, two officers from the Dickson Police Department were responding to a report of suicidal man at the residence.
During the interaction, the man reportedly pointed a gun at the officers, which led to at least one of the officers firing her weapon at the man.
Authorities said the man who was shot died at a Dickson hospital. However, neither officer was injured in the incident.
“TBI agents are working to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the district attorney general for his further review and consideration,” the agency said in a statement released on Friday, Feb. 17. “The TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the district attorney general requesting TBI’s involvement.”
The TBI did not share any additional information about the incident, including the names of the man who died or the officers involved in the shooting.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 or dial 988.
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