TBI identifies man killed in Greeneville officer-involved shooting

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WJHL) - Greenville Police said two officers who were injured in a Greeneville shooting have been released from the hospital.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the suspect involved in the incident was killed. On Tuesday, the suspect was identified as Anthony Orlando Bowers of Asheville.

The TBI said agents are investigating what happened when officers shot the victim Sunday night. The incident occurred in the 100 block of Mason Street.

According to the TBI, officers with the Greeneville Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle speeding before leading officers on a pursuit. When the vehicle eventually came to a stop, the driver got out of the car and ran into a nearby apartment complex.

The woman in the vehicle identified the suspect as Joshua Howard, and told officers she lived with the suspect in the apartment complex. Investigators responded to the apartment where they met Howard and another man. TBI said the man became combative and pulled a gun and fired shots.

The two officers returned fire after both were struck.

The TBI said the suspect, later identified as Bowers, who was shot was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Greeneville Police department confirmed the officers were shot while trying to take the suspect into custody.