Man dead after shooting involving ORPD; TBI agents investigating

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2020) – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting on the 100-block of Briar Road Saturday night. 

Just before 9:30 p.m., Oak Ridge Police Department officers responded to a report for an individual needing assistance in the 100 Block of Briar Road. Upon arrival, officers encountered a man armed with two knives. At some point during their interaction, the man came at the officers with the weapons, resulting in officers firing shots, striking him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man has been identified as 41-year-old Fred John Henry Arcera. No officers were injured during the incident.

ORPD will not be releasing the identities of the officers involved.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark throughout the process for his consideration and review.

Any updates on this investigation will be posted online at

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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