TBI: Armed man shot during interaction with police in downtown Johnson City


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A man armed with a handgun was shot Thursday evening during an interaction with police officers in downtown Johnson City, according to investigators.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Johnson City officers responded around 8 p.m. to a report of a disturbance involving an armed man in the 100 block of Buffalo Street.

According to TBI, while officers were interacting with the man, he displayed the gun resulting in officers opening fire.

The man sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to a local hospital. No officers were injured.

A spokesperson for the Johnson City Police Department called the shooting an “isolated incident.”

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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