Tennessee officer shoots, kills man in return fire

June 29, 2019 GMT

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a police officer has fatally shot a man who fired first at the officer.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information shows Smyrna Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home Friday night.

The TBI says a man reportedly had shot a gun inside the home and another resident was barricaded inside a different room.

The TBI says reports from the scene indicate that when an officer entered the home, 76-year-old William Lamb shot at the officer, who then returned fire and struck the man.


The agency says Lamb was pronounced dead at a hospital and no officers were injured.