June 06, 2020
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: about 2 years ago
Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Gregory Lee Turnure, 37, is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Fentress County on Saturday.
Fentress County deputies said they received reports that a man armed with a knife, hatchet and a pipe was threatening to harm himself and others at a home on the 100 block of Lewis Road in Clarkrange.
According to reports, when deputies arrived they found Turnure in the road and ordered him to drop his weapons.
Turnure reportedly refused to comply with officer's demands which led to a deputy deploying a taser. During the incident, Turnure allegedly attempted to hit deputies with a pipe.
One of the deputies then fired shots, hitting Turnure, according to TBI.
Turnure was pronounced dead at the scene. The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents.