UPDATED: February 7, 2017, 5:35 CST
At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Rockwood, Roane County.
Earlier today, after receiving information about a subject identified as possibly suicidal, authorities in Roane County issued a Be-On-The-Lookout (BOLO) for Quintin Swicegood (DOB 3-10-58), of Harriman. Shortly before 1:30 PM EST, the Rockwood Police Department received information Swicegood was in the parking lot of the Walmart on North Gateway Avenue. Preliminary information indicates the officers arrived to the location and made contact with Swicegood, who during the initial contact, produced a handgun. The situation escalated and resulted in one Rockwood officer and Swicegood firing their weapons. At least one bullet struck Swicegood, who died at the scene. Though it initially appeared Swicegood died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an autopsy will be performed at the Knox County Regional Forensic Center as part of the ongoing investigation.
TBI Agents continue to gather additional relevant evidence and interviews. Investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his further review and consideration.
Per the agency’s policy, the TBI does not identify the law enforcement officer/s involved in these types of matters and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department/s.
This post will be updated with any new information that becomes available for public release.