Officer-involved shooting in Fairview leads to death of one man


Officer-involved shooting in Fairview leads to death of one man

A man has been shot and killed in Fairview after an officer-involved shooting took place early this morning.

Susan Niland, a spokesperson with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said she couldn’t release the name of the individual who had been killed but did provide some detail on the shooting, which occurred just after 1:00 a.m. at 7125 Hill Hughes Road in Fairview, in Williamson County.

Two officers from the Fairview Police Department arrived in separate cars while responding to a disturbance call at the address, when a man came out of the house with a gun.

“He was armed with a handgun, and when officers gave him commands, he was non-compliant, and that’s when they engaged their Taser,” Niland said during a press briefing Tuesday morning.

She said the Taser did not deploy. After the man drew his weapon, one officer then used a handgun to fire at the him.

“I don’t want to say at this point if it was the same officer or if it was a different officer, that’s still part of our investigation going on right now,” Niland continued.

No officers were injured.

Niland said forensic scientists were at the scene, and are collecting evidence for the open investigation.

A representative of the Fairview Police Department could not be reached for comment.

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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