At the request of 3rd Judicial District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred overnight in Greene County.

Preliminary information indicates that just before 10:00 p.m., deputies with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an individual at a residence on Bolton Road in Greeneville. Upon arrival, shots were fired at deputies from inside the home. Shots continued to be fired from inside the house until just after midnight on Sunday. Just before 12:30 a.m., deputies encountered a man and a woman at the back of the residence. Initial reports from the scene indicate the man, identified as Joshua A. Baker (DOB:11/11/85), pointed a gun at the woman and shot her. Deputies returned fire, striking the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. No deputies were injured.

At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing. 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