published Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Wanted man dies after being shot by police in McMinn County

ETOWAH, Tenn. — An armed man who confronted Etowah police Monday night died after being shot by two officers at the 800 block of Highway 411, north of Highway 30.

According to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation statement, the man was later identified as 49-year-old David Greenwood. He was being sought as a person of interest after a woman was found dead inside a burned house in Robertson County, Tenn., on Sunday.

TBI officials said today that an Etowah officer tried to pull Greenwood over for a traffic violation Monday night at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 411. Greenwood reportedly backed into the police cruiser and led police on a brief chase before confronting them and being shot. He was taken to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, where he died.

TBI agents are investigating the incident, which is standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting.

about Alex Green...

Alex Green joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 after completing the paper's six-month, general assignment reporter internship. Alex grew up in Dayton, Tenn., which is also where he studied journalism at Bryan College. He graduated from Rhea County High School in 2008. During college, Alex covered the city of Graysville and the town of Spring City for The Herald-News. As editor-in-chief of Bryan College's student news group, Triangle, Alex reported on ...

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