UPDATE: TBI: Man involved in Greeneville officer-involved shooting dies


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — UPDATE: The man involved in a Greeneville officer-involved shooting has died.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the man was identified as Hollis Lewis of Bybee, Tennessee.

Lewis was 51 years old.

Lewis’ criminal history is lengthy, it dates back to 2001. According to TBI records obtained by News Channel 11. His criminal record included assault, drug, DUI, and violation of probation charges.

He has been arrested multiple times for violating an order of protection.

Lewis has also been arrested for driving on a revoked license.

The report also shows previous charges against him include multiple probation violations and failure to appear.

An arrest was also made at the scene of the shooting when Greeneville police said a man was interfering with their investigation.

Police charged Jesse Padgett with public intoxication.

Police said Padgett was stumbling and yelling at officers, which kept them from speaking with witnesses at the scene.

The shooting remains under investigation.


Police say a suspect was injured in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in Greeneville.

Greeneville police say it happened at 1600 Hwy 70 Bypass.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Greeneville officers responded to a reported disturbance at Crestview Terrace apartments around 7 p.m.

TBI says officers found a man trying to get into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment by firing shots at the door. The man refused to follow officers’ commands to drop the weapon and two police officers opened fire at some point during the confrontation, according to TBI.

The man was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery. The extent of his injuries is unknown and his name has not been released.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The shooting remains under investigation.

(Photo: WJHL)

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

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