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Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Roane County, TBI investigating

According to the TBI, the incident occurred on Highway 27 towards Spring City.
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Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2020 at 4:28 PM EDT
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ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed agents were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Roane County Monday morning.

The Rockwood Police Department was dispatched to a call around 9:30 a.m. of a domestic altercation between a man and woman inside a vehicle on Highway 27 towards Spring City.

According to the TBI, the woman was able to exit the vehicle and the man continued driving.

Officers with RPD and Roane Co. Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the vehicle following a brief pursuit. The man stopped on the side of the road and waved a handgun towards officers as they approached the vehicle.

According to the TBI, a Rockwood officer fired his weapon, striking and killing the man.

No officers were injured during the incident and it remains an ongoing investigation.

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