TBI investigating officer involved shooting in Charleston early Sunday

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will lead the investigation into an early morning officer involved shooting in Charleston, TN. (Image: WTVC)

UPDATE: Watch Allison Levine's report below:

5:30a.m UPDATE:

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after an early morning officer involved shooting.

The BCSO says deputies responded to a call of a stabbing at a home on Leyland Drive before midnight Saturday.

The caller said a man had been stabbed and another man ran away from the scene.

A BCSO spokesman says Sheriff's Office deputy Corey Loftis and Charleston Police Department officer Jimmy Woody encountered the man on at the back of a church on Hiwassee Street.

The TBI says the suspect had weapons in both hands and was ignoring instruction from deputies,

Officers attempted to use a stun gun to subdue the subject, but were unsuccessful.

Fearing for their safety, deputy Loftis fired his weapon hitting the man, and officer immediately began life-saving measures until Bradley County E.M.S arrived, a sheriff's office spokesman said.

The male was taken to Tennova Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Corey Loftis will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.



The Bradley County Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies was involved in a shooting in Charleston, TN early Sunday morning.

It happened around 12:39a.m. in the area of Billingsley St., according to the sheriff's office.

A sheriff's office spokesman tells us the deputy was not hurt, but a man involved in the incident was taken to a local hospital.

The man's identity has not been released.

The BCSO says the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is on the way to the scene, and will lead the investigation.

NewsChannel 9 is working to learn the exact location of the scene.

Details of the man's condition have not been released.

We are working to learn what led up to the incident.

Depend on us to keep you updated.

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