CHARLESTON, Tenn. – Officials say a Tennessee deputy has fatally shot a suspect in a stabbing that ignored commands to two weapons.
A statement from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, says the shooting occurred early Sunday when deputies and officers from the Charleston Police Department searched the area for a suspect of a stabbing.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says if the officials of the defendant, he had weapons in both hands and refused to let them fall. The statement said officers unsuccessfully used a stun gun in attempt to subdue the suspect and the situation escalated, resulting in a deputy, with his service weapon.
Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson told the media that the Deputy Corey Loftis fired his weapon because he feared for his life. The suspect’s name has not been released.