UPDATE: This statement has been edited to reflect that officers were not executing a warrant, as originally stated, but were instead attempting to interview the subject when the incident escalated.
At the request of 14th District Attorney General Craig Northcott, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances involving an officer-involved shooting this evening in Tullahoma.
Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred when officers from the Tullahoma Police Department attempted to interview James Bradford Shelton (DOB 2-1-71) in connection to an assault investigation in which he was the alleged perpetrator, at his home at 940 South Franklin Street. During the confrontation, the subject reportedly would not cooperate or comply with officers. An officer reportedly deployed a stun gun unsuccessfully in an attempt to subdue Shelton. The situation further escalated and resulted in at least one officer firing upon Shelton, striking him in the arm. Shelton has been hospitalized. No law enforcement officers appear to have been injured in the incident.
TBI Agents continue to gather any and all relevant evidence, interviews, and information. 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.
If available, additional details about this investigation will be posted to TBINewsroom.com.