At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Greene County, involving deputies from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Preliminary information indicates the incident began at approximately 8:30, when a deputy responded to the 300 block of North Broyles Street in Greenville to a report of individuals sitting in a parked vehicle playing loud music. As the deputy approached the vehicle, another individual at that location jumped into the vehicle and it fled the location. Authorities attempted to stop the vehicle twice with spike strips, and subsequently, it stopped at a location along Snapps Ferry Road, where deputies surrounded the vehicle. For reasons still under investigation, the situation escalated and resulted in at least one deputy firing upon the vehicle, striking and injuring the driver, who was hospitalized. Authorities later identified him as Joshua Cook (DOB 10-17-85).
TBI Agents continue to gather relevant evidence and information, and, in turn, will share investigative findings 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 departments.Any updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.