Mount Juliet officer-involved shooting

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting outside Kroger on South Mount Juliet Road in Mount Juliet.

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.

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.

The shooting happened just outside the front doors of Kroger.

 

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Blake was born and raised in Central Ohio where he began working in TV broadcast in 2011 before moving into morning radio. Blake joined the WSMV team in October 2019. Any news stories and ideas can be sent directly to blake.summers@wsmv.com

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