Updated at 8:15 p.m. to include identity of the deceased individual.
At the request of District Attorney General John Carney, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday morning in Clarksville.
Preliminary information indicates that around 9:45 a.m., officers with the Clarksville Police Department responded to a wrecked vehicle call on Britton Springs Road. Witnesses reported seeing a man and woman walking away from the crash, and officers found two people in that area matching the description given by the witnesses. As officers approached the two, the man, who has since been identified as Angel Dean Burke (DOB 05/29/1989) fled on foot, in the area of the 1900 block of Batts Lane. One of the officers pursued him while the other officer stayed with the female. After an encounter between Burke, who was armed with a handgun, and the officer who was pursuing him, the officer fired at Burke, striking him. Burke was pronounced deceased at a Clarksville hospital. No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. As in any case, TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration and review.
As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department.
Any updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.