GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — A corrections officer accused of targeting a woman he had been dating in a store parking lot was shot and killed by a police officer in Tennessee.
Travis Mullins, 29, was pronounced dead Monday evening outside a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Greeneville, ABC News reported.
Greeneville police were originally called to the scene due to hit-and-run report, said Leslie Earhart, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
However, Mullins returned to the scene armed with a weapon. As a result, officers at the location disarmed the corrections officer and tried to take him into custody. Nevertheless, he was somehow able to get another firearm from his vehicle and pointed it at officers. Consequently, a Greeneville officer then shot and killed Mullins.
Mullins was wearing a Cocke County Sheriff’s Office uniform at the time of his death. He was a corrections officer for the county but was off-duty at the time of the call.
According to Fox 17, Mullins was the suspect in the hit and run collision, and was currently involved in a domestic altercation with the unnamed woman.
Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes said in a statement that the fatal shooting was a “sad situation.”
No officers were injured. The TBI was investigating.