At the request of 11th District Attorney General Neal Pinkston, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting on Saturday afternoon involving deputies from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. EST at a home in the 7900 block of Sue Drive in Ooltewah, where six deputies had responded to a report of a suicidal man. Upon arrival, deputies encountered the man, identified as James Hilton Glaze (DOB 2-1-43), who produced a weapon and pointed it at the deputies. They responded, shooting Glaze, who died at the scene. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents 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. The TBI acts as an independent fact-finder, and, in this matter, any determination as to whether the actions of the deputies were justified rests solely with the District Attorney General.
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.