UPDATE: From News 12: An officer-involved shooting turned fatal over the weekend. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has now identifi
UPDATE: From News 12: An officer-involved shooting turned fatal over the weekend. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has now identified the juvenile who died as a result of the shooting.
The TBI identified the person who died as 17-year-old David Mendez Lopez.
The incident happened Saturday night on South Kelley Street in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga police responded to a domestic dispute, where they found a teen armed with a gun. SWAT and hostage negotiators also assisted.
But according to the TBI, “the situation escalated, and officers discharged their service weapons, striking the teen.” They said no officers were injured from the incident, but responders pronounced Lopez dead at the scene.
Investigators are still working to find out what led to the shooting.
From NewsChannel 9: UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a teen involved in a SWAT standoff Saturday near South Kelley Street is now dead.
Preliminary information indicates that the incident began just after 11:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday night when officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a report of a domestic assault in the 1900 block of South Kelley Street. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 17-year-old male who was armed with a gun. The individual refused to comply with verbal commands and would not come out of the residence. The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was called, and police negotiators began speaking with the teen in an attempt to get him to surrender. For reasons still under investigation, the situation escalated, and officers discharged their service weapons, striking the teen. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident.
Depend on us to keep you updated as we learn more.
EARLIER: Chattanooga Police officers, including members of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team responded overnight to a domestic disorder with a weapon.
It happened near the 1900 block of South Kelley Street around 11:35 on Saturday night.
CPD says they were able to escort family members out of the residence, during which the suspect pointed his gun at the officers.
After those inside had been escorted out, CPD says the suspect came out a back door and again pointed his gun at officers.
It was at this point that police shot the suspect, according to a news release.
There is no word about that suspect’s current condition or what might have led to the shooting, but we are working to learn those details.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is the investigating agency in this case.