At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI agents are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting Monday in LaFollette. Preliminary reports indicate just before 7 a.m., LaFollette Police officers were called regarding a woman attempting to break into a home on East Prospect Street.
Officers encountered the woman, reportedly armed with a handgun, on the 700 block of East Prospect Street. For reasons still under investigation, the situation escalated and resulted in officers firing shots, striking the woman. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. No officers were injured. The identity of the deceased woman is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. TBI agents and forensic scientists continue to gather relevant interviews and evidence. Investigative findings will be shared with the district attorney general for his review and consideration. TBI does not identify officers involved in these types of incidents.