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Official: Armed Tennessee corrections officer fatally shot by police

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — An off-duty corrections officer has been fatally shot by police in Tennessee.

News outlets report 29-year-old Travis Mullins was involved in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store Monday evening. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Mullins targeted a woman he had been dating. Greeneville police responded to investigate the crash. Mullins had left but returned to the scene with a gun. Officers disarmed and attempted to arrest him but he was able to get another gun from his vehicle and point it at officers. A Greeneville officer then fatally shot him.

Mullins had been a corrections officer for the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office.

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