FAIRVIEW, TN. (THECOUNT) — Chase Sullivan, of Fairview, TN, has been identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Fairview on Friday night.
Sullivan, 36, was the subject of a welfare check conducted by police occurring around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex off Highway 100. Authorities say they received a call from a concerned resident about a suicidal neighbor.
Upon arrival, police say Sullivan brandished a knife while ignoring commands to drop the weapon.
Officials said “the situation escalated further and resulted in two officers firing their service weapons several times, striking Sullivan.”
Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene.
“As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective departments,” officials said in a release on Saturday. source
Anyone with information on the incident should contact police at 911.