TBI Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Fairview

Posted: 10:28 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-01 08:48:21-04
TBI Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Fairview

A man was shot and killed by an officer in Fairview after allegedly approaching police with a knife.

Authorities said they responded to a call of a suicidal person around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Highway 100.

Multiple emergency crews responded to the scene, and authorities said they tried to make contact with a man who wouldn’t open his door.

Officials gained entry, and the man, later identified as 36-year-old Chase Sullivan, reportedly approached them with a knife.

Reports from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stated officials gave Sullivan several commands to drop the weapon, but authorities said those commands were ignored.

TBI agents said the situation allegedly escalated further, and two officers fired their weapons, hitting Sullivan.

First responders immediately administered CPR. Sullivan died at the scene.

TBI officials said the investigation remained ongoing. Anyone with information that may help has been asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). The identity of the officer has not yet been released.

This was the second officer-involved shooting that happened in Middle Tennessee on Friday. An undercover officer shot a suspect during a drug bust in Greenbrier Friday afternoon.