UPDATE: An officer involved shooting in Bradley County on Saturday left one man dead. Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identify Manuel Charles Carter, 57, as the man who was killed.

Just after midnight Saturday morning, McDaris Circle neighbor Kevin Harper says he woke up to Bradley County Sheriff's deputies blanketing the street. 

"It's kind of a surprise when you wake up in the middle of the night and it's just loaded with cops and fire trucks and ambulances," he said. 

Investigators said deputies with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office were called to McDaris Circle SE around 12:05 Saturday morning on a call of an unwanted armed subject at a home. 

"The initial call was an individual was armed, an armed subject, an unwanted armed subject at the residence. The status changed on the way," Sheriff Steve Lawson said. "911 contacted the officers, said the individual had a knife and had stabbed himself in the chest." 

When deputies got there, they tried to subdue the man, who was still armed with a knife, by deploying a Tazer. That was unsuccessful in stopping him.

A deputy then fired their weapon at Carter, striking him twice in the chest. Lawson says his deputies did the right thing. 

"Everything I see, I'm proud of them. They used their training and I'm proud of them. They confronted a situation and had to deal with it," Lawson said. 

Harper says for neighbors, the whole situation is shocking. 

"I don't really know what to think, to be honest. Like I said, it's just been calm. You really wouldn't expect something like that to happen over here," he said. 

Lawson says he called on the district attorney and TBI, which is protocol for officer involved shootings. TBI is handling the investigation and will turn findings over to the district attorney, who will rule whether or not the use of force was justified.

Per TBI policy, they do not identify the officer involved in these kinds of incidents.

This is the second officer involved shooting in Bradley County this year. 

 

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Investigators said deputies with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office were called to McDaris Circle SE around 12:05 Saturday morning on a call of an unwanted armed subject at a home. 

"The initial call was an individual was armed, an armed subject, an unwanted armed subject at the residence. The status changed on the way," Sheriff Steve Lawson said. "911 contacted the officers, said the individual had a knife and had stabbed himself in the chest." 

When deputies got there, they tried to subdue the man who was still armed with a knife by deploying a Tazer, that was unsuccessful.

A deputy fired their weapon at Carter, striking him twice in the chest. Lawson says his deputies did the right thing. 

"Everything I see, I'm proud of them. They used their training and I'm proud of them. They confronted a situation and had to deal with it," Lawson said. 

TBI is handling the investigation and will turn findings over to the district attorney, who will rule whether or not the use of force was justified.

Per TBI policy, they do not identify officer involved in these kinds of incidents.

This is the second officer involved shooting in Bradley County this year. 


An officer involved shooting in Bradley County leaves one man dead.

Authorities responded to a call from a home on McDaris Circle SE of a woman with an unwanted armed suspect at her home.

While deputies with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office were responding to the call, it was updated to a stabbing incident.

The caller told dispatchers a man with a knife stabbed himself in the chest.

When deputies got there, they tried to use a Tazer to stop the man, but were unsuccessful.

A deputy fired two shots into the suspect's chest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

TBI is taking over the investigation, which is protocol.

Stay with Ch. 3 for updates on this story.