Updated 7:15 p.m. – The deceased individual has been identified as Kyle Andrew Lankford (DOB 7/6/1985), of Burns, TN.
At the request of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in Hickman County.
Initial reports indicate the incident began in Dickson, when a Dickson police officer responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The officer attempted to stop the driver. The driver did not stop, leading to a pursuit. That pursuit led into Hickman County.
At some point, the vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Buckner Ridge Road and Bear Creek Road in Hickman County. A second Dickson police officer also arrived at that scene. One passenger got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was pursued on foot by one of the officers. That individual is still being sought. Another individual in the vehicle stayed at the scene. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, leading to a foot pursuit by the other police officer. There was a physical altercation that ensued between the driver and the police officer. Initial reports indicate the driver pulled out a knife, at which point the police officer fired shots, striking the individual. That individual is deceased.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation. The TBI’s Violent Crimes Response Team of Special Agent Forensic Scientists responded, to collect evidence and process the scene. TBI Special Agents continue to interview witnesses relevant to the investigation.
At the conclusion of our investigation, the case file will be turned over to the District Attorney General, for her office’s review.
Per TBI policy, the agency will not identify the officer involved in this incident and will instead refer questions of that nature to their department.
Updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.