Stabbing suspect dies after officer-involved shooting at health care facility

(Courtesy: WBBJ)

JACKSON, Tenn. (WBBJ) – A patient was shot and killed by police after he reportedly stabbed a healthcare worker in Jackson, Tennessee, Thursday afternoon.

According to WBBJ, Don Fitzgerald White, 45, was being treated at Pathways Behavioral Health Services when he stabbed a female employee with a knife several times.

Two officers from the Jackson Police Department initially responded to the scene. When the situation escalated, at least one of the officers fired his weapon at White.

He later died at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. His body will be taken to Nashville for an autopsy.

The woman who sustained injuries in the original attack is currently undergoing medical treatment at Regional One in Memphis.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.