ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Carter County deputies shot and killed a man who reportedly raised a gun and charged at an officer Friday morning in the Siam community.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), Carter County deputies responded to the 100 block of Woodland Heights Road just before 7:30 a.m. after receiving a call that a man had been threatening residents with a gun.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the unidentified suspect, who reportedly “raised the gun and advanced on the deputy,” who then fired shots, which hit the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A news release revealed the officer did not receive any injuries during the incident.

Neighbors who witnessed the tragic aftermath said they were shocked.

“I go upstairs to check it out through the window, and sure enough there is a body lying in the yard,” neighbor Mibby Hughes said. “I think it’s a nightmare. It doesn’t seem real.”

Hughes said he saw at least 15 deputy cars lining the road.

His father, Robert Hughes, left the house to get breakfast around 7:15 a.m., just minutes before the fatal shot was fired in front of his house.

“Just 10 minutes worth a difference, you never know, I could have been in that situation,” Robert Hughes said. “I could not have been protected.”

Robert Hughes said his thoughts and prayers are with the suspect’s loved ones, as well as the deputies involved.

“We were so sorry to hear that it ended like this,” Robert Hughes said. “But it’s also a relief to know that you know the next house the guy was at was our house, you know he may have knocked on the door where my children were inside.”

The TBI continues to investigate the series of events that lead to the deadly incident. Findings will be shared with District Attorney General Ken Baldwin, who will determine whether the officer’s actions were justified. The TBI does not identify officers involved in these types of incidents.’