Officer Involved Shooting in Rockwood leaves Suspect Dead

Update:The deceased individual has been identified as Glynn Farse Young, DOB 07/31/1960, of McMinnville.

(11:34 am) UPDATE FROM THE SCENE: Dudley Evans is on the scene and trying to get more details now. He says that traffic is down to 1-lane in each direction on Highway 27 near the Rhea County line and is expected to be this way for the next 3-to-4 hours as they investigate this incident. TBI is the lead investigation unit.

DAG Russell Johnson said investigators are at the shooting scene on Spring City Highway heading out of Rockwood.

The TBI is being asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting Monday morning in Rockwood, according to District Attorney General Russell Johnson.

Johnson didn’t have all the details yet, but said that the officer was responding to a domestic call in Rockwood that resulted in a chase.

At some point, the officer fired a gun at the suspect and the suspect was killed.

Johnson said he wasn’t aware if the officer suffered any injuries.

Johnson said he’d requested TBI investigate the shooting. A TBI spokesperson confirmed they have agents investigating the shooting.

This is a developing story and we will update as we get more information.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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