Tipton County deputy shoots, kills man with knife

COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) -- A West Tennessee sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man who charged at him with a knife.

According to The Jackson Sun, Tipton County Sheriff J.T. "Pancho" Carter said deputies were called to Munford about an armed suicidal man.

Carter said a deputy was confronted by the man Tuesday afternoon and, when ordered to put down the weapon, he charged toward the officer, who fired.

The sheriff did not immediately release the names of the officer or the man who was shot. The man was pronounced dead a short time later. The deputy was not injured.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the incident, which is standard procedure for an officer-involved shooting.


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