FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Fentress County.
TBI officials said this happened around 7 p.m. in the 100 block of Lewis Road in Clarkrange on Saturday. They received a report of a man armed with a knife, hatchet and a pipe who was threatening to harm himself, and possibly others. When officers arrived, they found 37-year-old Gregory Lee Turnure in the roadway and ordered him to drop the weapons. Turnure refused to comply with their verbal commands, resulting in one of the deputies deploying a taser.
Officers said that was not effective. At some point, Turnure attempted to hit deputies with what appeared to be a pipe. One of the deputies fired shots, hitting Turnure and he died at the scene.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation.
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