TBI investigating an officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro OIS
Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 18:20:36-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — An officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro is currently under investigation by the TBI.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, around 5 a.m. Sunday morning two Murfreesboro police officers were approached by a man in a vehicle who displayed a handgun.

A pursuit ensued, which ended near West Rutherford Boulevard and Southpointe Way.

Officers then talked with the man who continued to show his firearm for over half an hour, using non-lethal means before the situation escalated to the point that one of the officers fired his gun.

The man was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries sustained from the gunshot. He's recovering in the hospital in stable condition.

Neither of the officers involved were injured. Officer Joshua Hinkle was reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation. Hinkle joined MPD in December 2018.

TBI agents are working to determine the series of events leading up to the shooting. They are also working to gather any relevant interviews and evidence.

This is an active, ongoing investigation and Newschannel 5 will keep you updated as we learn more information.