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UPDATE: 1 dead following officer-involved shooting in Hawkins County

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UPDATE 12:20 a.m. FRIDAY

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the man shot by Hawkins County deputies on Thursday evening.

The deceased individual has been identified as Joshua D. Babb, 26, of Church Hill, TN.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 5 and WCYB.com for the latest.


UPDATE: 10:00 p.m.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hawkins County.

According to Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, deputies responded about 7 p.m. to a call of doemestic violence possibly involving gunfire on Hickory Hills Road.

When they arrived, they spotted a suspect with a weapon.

TBI spokesperson Leslie Earhart told us the man came outside and wouldn't comply with officers.

The suspect was then tazed.

Sheriff Lawson said the man then attempted to pull a handgun.

The sheriff said officers were "forced to fire."

That man died at the scene.

We have a crew on the scene working to find out more information.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hawkins County.

According to spokesperson Leslie Earhart, the shooting happened on Hickory Hills Road in Church Hill.

News 5 has a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with News 5 and WCYB.com for the latest in this developing story.

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