Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents are probing the circumstances that led to a deadly officer-involved shooting overnight Monday in Marion County.
Preliminary reports indicate a South Pittsburg police officer attempted to stop a vehicle. When the driver refused to stop, deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Department pursued, TBI spokesperson Susan Niland said in a press release issued Tuesday.
The pursuit continued until the vehicle became disabled on some railroad tracks. Niland said reports indicate as officers approached the vehicle, they heard a shot fired, saw the driver with a gun and one deputy fired his weapon.
As officers continued toward the vehicle, they found the driver dead from a gunshot wound, she said.