TBI investigating Tuesday officer-involved shooting in Henderson County

TBI investigating Tuesday officer-involved shooting in Henderson County

January 11th, 2017 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

TBI agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting late Tuesday in Henderson County after two deputies became involved in a fight that escalated into a shooting that left one man dead.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement that preliminary information on the incident indicates that deputies answered a call at 50 Tumbleweed Drive in the Reagan community in Henderson County where 23-year-old Darrion M. Barnhill was reportedly beating on the home's door.

Reagan is about 30 miles east of Jackson, Tenn.

"When deputies arrived, they recognized Barnhill as having outstanding warrants in Henderson County and gave him commands to surrender," DeVine said in the statement. "[Barnhill] instead became aggressive toward the deputies, assaulting them both and slamming one of them to the ground."

DeVine said that during the struggle the situation "further escalated and resulted in at least one of the deputies firing his service weapon, striking Barnhill."

Barnhill was taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he later died.

TBI officials did not identify the deputies involved in the incident. 

The TBI has agents and a team of forensic scientists on the scene to gather relevant evidence and interviews. Information collected in the investigation will be turned over to 26th Judicial District Attorney General Jerry Woodall's office, authorities said.


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