On April 1st LaFollette Police officers received a report that a female was attempting to break into a home located along East Prospect Street. Upon arrival, LaFollette police officers encountered the female, who was reportedly armed with a handgun. Suspect pointed the gun at officers and they were forced to fire striking the suspect in the 700 block of East Prospect Street. Officers worked to secure the scene and immediately started performing life saving measures. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
As is standard in such cases 8th Judicial District Attorney asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to open an investigation on the incident.
On April 1, 2019. The TBI has now completed its
investigation. After reviewing the findings of this investigation,
District Attorney General Jared Effler has concluded that the officers acted appropriately and has requested the TBI to close its case.