HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Harriman police officers killed a 28-year-old woman after they say she pointed a handgun at them as they responded to a burglary call on Fairchild Street.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Harriman officers were responding to the burglary call Tuesday afternoon when they saw the suspect vehicle. The TBI says driver Miranda Michelle Guy fled in the vehicle, stopping at a residence and running inside.
Lee Presswood has lived on Fairchild Street for more than 50 years, he says he witnessed Guy taking items from a storage unit nearby.
"I saw a lady over here at this storage building loading her truck up with a flat screen TV and other things," says Presswood.
Officers followed Guy. That's when they say she retrieved a handgun and pointed it at them. Shots were fired and Guy was struck.
Presswood says, "An officer chased the truck up into the driveway and she ran into the house and an officer ran into the house after her and shot about 5 or 6 times."
She was taken to the Roane Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
The TBI is investigating the shooting at the request of 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson.
The agency has not publicly identified the officers involved.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday in Harriman.
Roane County sheriff's deputies and Harriman police officers responded to a report of a break-in on Fairchild Street around 1:30 p.m.
According to Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle, the female suspect took off and led officers on a chase.
Heidle said she ran into a home on Fairchild Street and a Harriman officer and a Roane County Sheriff's deputy followed her inside and opened fire. He said he's not sure what prompted the shooting.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where she died.
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