TBI investigating fatal shooting involving Stewart Co. deputies

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Published: May. 21, 2022 at 9:44 PM CDT|Updated: May. 22, 2022 at 7:16 PM CDT
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INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the man shot and killed by Stewart County deputies on Saturday night.

The TBI said Billy Joe Reynolds, 42, was shot and killed after he reportedly fired his weapon at deputies.

Stewart County Sheriff Frankie Gray said deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Hayes Ridge Road. After searching the area, the vehicle was located off Highway 46.

The TBI said deputies made contact with Reynolds inside the vehicle. Reynolds was making suicidal comments and had a gun.

As deputies awaited specially trained officer to work to diffuse the situation, Reynolds reportedly fired his weapon in the direction of the deputies around 8:30 p.m. Three deputies returned fire, striking and killing Reynolds

TBI said no law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.

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