TBI identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting in Greeneville


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- Tuesday afternoon the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the man killed in the Greeneville officer-involved shooting. 

He’s been identified as Anthony Orlando Bowers of Asheville, North Carolina.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story.


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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – 10:30a.m. UPDATE: Monday morning, officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released more information surrounding the officer-involved shooting in Greeneville from over the weekend.

According to TBI officials, officers with Greeneville Police attempted to make a traffic stop Sunday night for a vehicle that was speeding on Tusculum Boulevard.

The vehicle didn’t stop, leading officers on a pursuit.

According to police the vehicle eventually stopped in the 100 block of Mason street where the driver got out and ran into an apartment complex. 

Officers spoke with a female passenger in the car who identified the driver as Joshua Howard. 

That woman, who hasn’t been identified by authorities, took the officers into an apartment so they could search for Howard.

TBI officials report a second man, who did not live at that apartment, ‘became combative, pulled a gun on the officers, and fired shots.’ 

Two officers were shot and returned fire, killing the shooter.

In the updated news release, TBI officials said they were still working to determine who the deceased man was, and why he became combative with officers.

We’re told the driver of the car, Joshua Howard, was found and taken into custody by Greeneville Police. 

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