Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting After Armed Robbery

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 23:52:08-04

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery at a pharmacy in Lawrenceburg.

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they were asked to investigate the officer-involved shooting Friday evening.

Officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department were searching for the suspect following the armed robbery at a pharmacy on North Locust Avenue.

A man matching the suspect’s description was found by authorities in a nearby business parking lot. According to initial reports, the man was armed with a knife.

TBI agents said an officer fired and struck the man.

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was later identified Saturday as 33-year-old Randy Thomas Groom, of Lawrenceburg.

The investigation remained ongoing.