Hamilton County Sheriff's Office to investigate shooting involving Chattanooga officer

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday it is investigating a shooting incident that involved a Chattanooga police officer Tuesday afternoon.

"Once the investigation has concluded, the HCSO Criminal Investigations Division will turn their findings over to the district attorney," J. Matt Lea, the sheriff's office spokesperson, said in a statement.

According to Sgt. Jeremy Eames, the police department's spokesperson, the investigation is standard procedure for these types of cases.

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Chattanooga police responded to a call of a man who was in possession of a "large knife" while talking loudly to himself and crying in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, said the police affidavit.

According to the affidavit, cemetery employees and police officers tried to calm and disarm the man, later identified as Jonathan Finley, without success.

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