NASHVILLE – At the request of 20th District Attorney General, and per the established Memorandum of Understanding between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the office of the Davidson County District Attorney General, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting this morning in Antioch.
Preliminary information indicates Metro Police officers, assigned to the department’s Special Response Tactical Unit, responded to a barricaded subject, identified as Matthew McGinnis (DOB 6-10-82), inside a home in the 1300 block of Rural Hill Road in Antioch. McGinnis was wanted by Metro Police to face charges in connection to the murder of his girlfriend. After officers attempted, for an extended period of time, to convince McGinnis to surrender, they made entrance into the home. During the search of the home and subsequent encounter with the subject, McGinnis appears to have produced a firearm and held it to his head. At this time, it appears McGinnis discharged the weapon, followed instantaneously by a Metro officer firing his service weapon, which also struck the subject, who died at the scene. No law enforcement officers sustained injury in the incident.
An autopsy will be performed to determine additional details about the death.
TBI Agents continue to gather any and all relevant evidence, interviews, and information. A team of Special Agent/Forensic Scientists has also been dispatched to the scene to process and gather relevant evidence. Throughout the investigative process, findings will be shared with the District Attorney General. As a reminder: In all investigations, the TBI acts solely as ‘fact-finders.’ Any determination about the legality of the actions of the officer/s involved in these types of matters rests solely with the District Attorney General.
The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of matters, and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department/s.