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TBI: Officer-involved shooting in Morristown

Police have roped-off a section of Dedra Street where an officer shot a suspect following a domestic call Tuesday morning in Morristown, Tennessee. (WBIR / NBC)

UPDATE, 12:48 p.m.

Morristown police have identified the suspect shot by an officer Tuesday morning.

Lanny Carroll, 52, reportedly pulled a gun while he was being handcuffed by an officer during a call at a home on Dedra Street, according to a report from NBC station WBIR.

Police were called to the residence after a report of a domestic altercation and saw Carroll trying to crawl through a back window at the home, the report said.


The officer was taking Carroll into custody and the suspect pulled away and pointed the weapon, causing the policeman to pull his weapon and shoot Carroll in the chest.

The Morristown officer was not injured. An update has not been issued on Carroll's condition. The TBI is now investigating the incident.


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UPDATE, 11:43 a.m.

The Morristown Police Department reported details on Tuesday's shooting on their official Twitter account:




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Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have been dispatched to Morristown for an officer-involved shooting.

TBI PIO Leslie Earhart says the shooting occurred on Dedra Street.

News 5 will provide more information as it becomes available.

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