Sullivan County

TBI clarifies information about officer-involved shooting

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - We have new facts and a clarification on an officer-involved shooting that happened in Sullivan County in June.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation originally said Jeffrey Caldwell was holding a knife and an object they thought was a gun when officers tried to verify warrants for him. Click here to read more.

The TBI says police felt threatened and shot Caldwell.

Investigators now say Caldwell had a roof shingle, and not a gun, at the time.

A grand jury indicted him on an assault charge after the incident.

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