Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Lewis County

(Courtesy: WOPC)

LEWIS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man died following an officer-involved shooting Monday night in Lewis County.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a woman called 911 from the Thousand Trails campground on Napier Road in Hohenwald around 10:30 p.m. to report she was scared after having an argument with her male traveling companion who was reportedly armed.

Two deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded to the campground, and the TBI reports deputies ordered the man to drop the weapon, but he refused, so a deputy fired, striking the man.

The man was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as 67-year-old John Timmons.

Agents reported Timmons and the female were from out of state. No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.