Mt. Juliet PD: Police officer shoots, injures man with knife at Kroger

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 15:06:37-04

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mt. Juliet police say one of its officers shot and injured a man who was “chasing others with a knife” at a Kroger grocery store.

The call came in shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the store, which is located on Mt. Juliet Road.

Police said one officer got to the scene first and encountered the suspect, who they said, moved towards the officer while pulling a knife from his waistband.

According to police, the officer asked repeatedly for the man to stop, but he continued moving forward with the knife in his hand.
Police said the officer then shot the suspect, who was taken to an area hospital. No one else was injured.

Per protocol, the department said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will conduct the investigation. Earlier, the TBI confirmed its agents responded to the scene.

Mt. Juliet police first alerted the public to an ongoing situation involving a person with a weapon in the area of Kroger at Providence MarketPlace. The department said there was no active threat to the community but asked the public to avoid the area.