The Latest: Tennessee agency probing 38 police shootings
BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by police in Tennessee (all times local):
Tennessee’s state police agency says it is currently working on 38 investigations of police-involved shootings in the state.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine told The Associated Press of the active and ongoing probes after the agency said it is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police early Wednesday in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett.
The agency investigates police shootings when someone is killed, usually at the request of the district attorney in the county where the shooting took place.
TBI is also currently looking into the shooting by police of a Memphis man who was critically wounded but survived. Some lawmakers are calling for the TBI to investigate all shootings where police are involved, even non-fatal ones.
Authorities in Tennessee say officers fatally shot a man who had barricaded himself inside a home and fired several shots in the residence.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating the death of 38-year-old Toby Bailey in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett early Wednesday.
TBI says officers went to a home Tuesday night on a domestic violence call when Bailey ran inside and threatened officers.
TBI says Bailey fired several shots inside the home before SWAT officers from the Bartlett Police Department deployed tear gas and entered.
Officers reported Bailey raised a handgun toward police before at least two officers shot him. The officers’ names and races have not been released.
TBI says police, family members and a pastor tried to convince Bailey, who was black, to surrender.