COFFEE COUNTY, TN: Update on Fatal Officer Involved Shooting at Tullahoma

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Friday night at approximately 11pm an officer-involved shooting occurred inside the Walmart store on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Tullahoma Police Department are investigating the shooting.

According to District Attorney Craig Northcott, a Tullahoma police officer, who is unnamed at this time, went inside Walmart to serve a warrant on a man that was thought to be inside the store. After receiving that tip, Tullahoma officers located 34 year-old Mark Wade Luttrell, Jr. and approached him. At some point during the confrontation, Luttrell allegedly pulled a gun on officers. One of the Tullahoma officers fired at Luttrell, striking him. He was pronounced dead the scene.

Walmart has released the following statement regarding the incident:

"We are grateful none of our customers or associates were injured or involved in this isolated incident. During this ongoing investigation, we will continue to work with the Tullahoma Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and refer any additional questions to them."

A representative with Walmart added that the company will share the surveillance video with law enforcement.

The TBI does not identify officers involved in these types of incidents.


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