Note: This story was updated at 9 p.m.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has agents and forensic scientists on the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Monday along Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge, a spokesperson said.
Update (11:45 p.m.): A man who struck an Oak Ridge police officer with a vehicle died when at least one officer opened fire in a courthouse parking lot on Monday evening, authorities said. See newer story here.
The incident on Monday evening, which was said to have included a police pursuit and shots fired, was reported in areas along Emory Valley Road, including a residential neighborhood and the parking lot of Anderson County General Sessions Court, Division II. The courthouse parking lot was blocked off with yellow police/fire tape on Monday evening, and members of the Oak Ridge Police Department, Oak Ridge Fire Department, Anderson County EMS, and District Attorney General Dave Clark were there.
At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, TBI spokesperson Leslie Earhart said she was on her way to provide more information when possible.
One person reported seeing part of the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Residents of Emory Valley reported a police pursuit involving at least four police cars though a residential area along Emory Valley Road.
There were reports that a Lifestar medical helicopter had been called. One helicopter lifted off from central Oak Ridge, possibly from Methodist Medical Center, at about 7:35 p.m., although it wasn’t immediately certain that that helicopter was related to the reported police pursuit and shots fired.
Many of the details of what happened aren’t clear yet, and more information will be added as it becomes available.
At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Oak Ridge Police Department said there will be a statement from the District Attorney General’s Office or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, but it could be hours from now, or possibly even tomorrow.
“The Oak Ridge Police Department will not be providing any information at this time,” the statement said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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