At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday night in Monroe County.
Preliminary information indicates that shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department attempted to serve a warrant on Jessica Amber Schoverling (DOB 12/07/1978) at a residence on Dunn Road in Tellico Plains. A male individual met deputies at the door. Reports from the scene indicate as deputies began to make entry, they encountered the female, Schoverling, who brandished a firearm and pointed it at deputies. One deputy fired his weapon. When deputies ultimately made entry into the residence, they found Schoverling deceased. An autopsy will be performed at the Knox Regional Forensic Center. No officers were injured in the incident.
TBI agents continue to work to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for his review and consideration. The TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters; that decision rests with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement.
The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.
Any available updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.