Tullahoma Man Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted at 4:27 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 23:54:39-05

A Tullahoma man allegedly attacked an officer who was trying to serve him a warrant, and the officer reportedly shot him.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Moore Street near North College Street. Neighbors said children were outside when the incident took place.

"My son had went to go throw some garbage in the dumpster, and we live right beside where it happened," Brittany Beck said. "And whenever he come in and everything, he was telling me the cops were outside. All I heard was 'pop pop pop pop,' and I'm thinking what is that? I thought it was fireworks or something at first when I come out. All I see is the police over there telling everybody get down, get down, get down on the ground. "

Beck said she was concerned bullets were going to come into her home.

"They said he had a gun, I don't know, but that the officer shot him," Beck said. "Shot at him 5 times. Shot him in the chest twice."

According to District Attorney Craig Northcott, Tullahoma Police officers went to the mobile home to serve an aggravated assault warrant to the subject.

"He attacked the officer, and the officer had to shoot in self defense is what it's looking like right now," Northcott said.

Northcott identified the man as William Moon.

"I had seen him lying on the stretcher, and he had his hands behind his back on the stretcher and they took him," Beck said.

Moon was airlifted to a hospital in Huntsville according to officials.

"Obviously the subject is in custody at this point," Northcott said. "I don't see any public safety issues."

So as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation took over the scene, neighbors were left upset and anxious.

"Fear for my kids' life and my friends' kids lives, you know," Beck said. "You never know what can happen."

No officers were injured during the incident, and it remained under investigation.