MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) - A Mount Juliet police officer shot a suspect running toward him with a knife in hand outside Kroger on South Mount Juliet Road on Thursday morning.
Officers responded to a call for a person with a weapon at Kroger, 401 S. Mount Juliet Rd., at 7:38 a.m. The first officer on scene encountered the man, who rapidly advanced toward the officer while pulling a knife from his waistband, according to Mount Juliet Police.
Response to Man Chasing Others with a Knife Call Leads to Officer-Involved Shooting; TBI Investigating Per Protocol | Details: https://t.co/9mgprbhW35— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) August 5, 2021
After repeated requests by the officer for the man to stop, he continued to advance toward the officer with the knife in his hand. This resulted in the officer shooting the man, who was taken to the hospital for treatment. Mount Juliet Police did not release the condition of the suspect.
Per Mount Juliet Police protocol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to investigate the incident.
TBI special are on the scene of shooting in Mt. Juliet, in which a police officer has shot and injured a man reported to be armed with a knife in the parking lot of a grocery store.No officers were injured. We'll provide further details shortly. pic.twitter.com/9YmQs5QlIo— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) August 5, 2021
The shooting happened just outside the front doors of Kroger.