The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 39-year-old man during an interaction with Oak Ridge police officers in the Hendrix Creek subdivision on Sunday afternoon.
Oak Ridge Police Department officers had made contact with the man, Tyler Jones, after receiving a report of a suspicious person around Heritage Drive, the TBI said. He began showing signs of distress, and medical personnel were called.
“At some point during the encounter, after medical personnel arrived, Jones became unresponsive,” the TBI said. “Officers immediately rendered aid until paramedics arrived. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”
The TBI is investigating Jones’ death at the request of Seventh Judicial District Attorney General Dave Clark.
More information is not available yet, such as the suspected cause of death and details about the interaction between police officers and Jones.
“At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing,” the TBI said.
It can take several months for TBI investigations to be complete and for results to be released to the public through the DA’s office. It is common for the DA to request the TBI to lead the investigation when there is a death during an interaction with a local law enforcement agency.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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