TBI: 27-year-old man shot dead during arrest attempt by trooper in Jonesborough
A 27-year-old man with active criminal warrants was shot and killed in the midst of a struggle with a Tennessee State Trooper.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed the Wednesday morning incident in Washington County where Tyler Michael Gardner died at the scene in a field off 5 Oaks Road.
The TBI’s preliminary review said Greene County officers located Gardner at the Love’s Travel Stop in Mosheim just before 3 a.m. He refused to get out of the vehicle and then led officers on a chase on Interstate 81 and Highway 11 E.
The agency said Gardner ran from his vehicle with a gun and the trooper was attempting to apprehend him when the officer fired the fatal shots. The case remains under investigation.
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