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Authorities ID Tennessee man fatally shot by police

September 18, 2019

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released the identity of a man shot and killed by officers this week.

News outlets report 33-year-old Jeffrey Michael Gibble, of Johnson City, was killed early Monday in the shooting by Elizabethton police.

A TBI statement says an officer on routine patrol saw “suspicious activity” around 2 a.m. Monday and asked a man to identify himself. It says the man instead fled on foot with the officer in pursuit.

It says another officer caught up with the man and attempted to take him into custody, but the man pulled out a gun and fired at the officer. It says both officers then returned fire, striking the man.

Police Chief Jason Shaw says the officers are on administrative leave as the TBI investigates.

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