Suspect Fatally Shot By Deputy In Franklin County

Posted at 7:54 PM, Jul 27, 2016

A man was shot and killed in Franklin County after allegedly pulling a knife on a deputy. 

The incident happened at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday near Circle Drive in Estill Springs, located about 90 minutes south of Nashville. 

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was attempting to serve a warrant to 33-year-old Michael Adams. 

Adams - who was charged with violating a protective order back in May - was scheduled to appear in court on July 7 but did not show up, officials said. 

The suspect reportedly ran from deputies, at which point a foot pursuit ensued.

Officials said Adams ran toward a deputy and pulled out a knife. At that point, the deputy shot and killed him.

The officer has not yet been identified. 

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and a team of forensic scientists were called to the scene.

The findings will ultimately be turned over to the district attorney to decide if charges would be filed.