TBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — At the request of District Attorney General Jody Pickens, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting in Jackson.

According to the TBI, Jackson Police Department officers responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on Bronzewood Cove around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

A release states when officers arrived, they found 31-year-old Glennard Herndon in the backyard, holding a firearm. The release says reports from the scene indicate that while officers spoke with Herndon, he pointed his firearm in the direction of the officers.

According to the TBI, one officer fired his weapon, striking Herndon. The release says Herndon was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The TBI confirms no officers were injured during the incident.

The TBI says the investigation remains active and ongoing, and agents are working to determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews.

The TBI says they act solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters, and the decision rests with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement. The TBI says they do not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.

We are currently working to gather more details and will provide an update once more information becomes available.

The Jackson Police Department released a statement on Monday, stating that the officer-involved fire one round, and that they have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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