- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Johnston City Police shot and killed a man Tuesday night while responding to a domestic dispute call, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

After a preliminary investigation, the TBI released the following account of events. Police were called to a Johnson City home just before 7:00 p.m. about a domestic disturbance involving an intoxicated man. Upon arrival, they found Kevin Lee Catlett, 62, standing in the middle of the street and holding a gun.

Catlett refused to drop the weapon when ordered. At some point, he pointed the gun at officers and one of the officers shot him. Catlett was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.

The TBI identified Catlett as white. It referred any questions about the officers to the Johnson City Police Department. A call to Johnson City Police Chief Karl Turner was not immediately returned on Wednesday.

The TBI was called in at the request of District Attorney General Ken Baldwin and is continuing to investigate.



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