ELIZABETHTON – At the request of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal officer-involved shooting in Elizabethton that occurred in the early morning hours Saturday.
Preliminary information indicates the incident happened at approximately 12:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Hattie Avenue. Two officers with the Elizabethton Police Department were dispatched to the house in response to an unauthorized individual being at the home. When the individual ignored orders to leave, the officers entered the home. As officers approached the man, the situation escalated and an altercation ensued during which the individual assaulted the officers with an object resulting in the officers firing their weapons. The individual was struck and fatally wounded. The deceased individual has been identified as A.B. Carr (DOB: 7/3/88) of Elizabethton. One of the officers suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital.
TBI Agents continue to gather any and all relevant evidence and interviews in support of this ongoing investigation. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be passed along to the District Attorney General for his review and consideration.
The TBI does not identify the law enforcement officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective agency.
Any updates on this investigation will be posted on TBINewsroom.com.