At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred overnight Saturday in Bradley County.
Preliminary reports indicate that just before midnight, deputies with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jerry Raleigh Livingston (DOB: 2/18/83). He refused to stop and turned onto a gravel road in the 400 block of Water Street in Charleston. When Livingston realized the road was blocked, he reportedly placed the vehicle in reverse and accelerated into the front of a Bradley County deputy’s patrol vehicle. The deputy fired shots into Livingston’s vehicle, striking him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident.
TBI agents are working 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 further 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.