Officer Involved Shooting in Covington

Officer Involved Shooting in Covington

Tipton County Sheriff’s office wrapped up a scene this afternoon where a woman was shot by officers in a parking lot next to Walmart in Covington, TN.
Covington, TN (Localmemphis.com)-- Tipton County Sheriff’s office wrapped up a scene where a woman was shot by officers in a parking lot next to Walmart in Covington, TN.

Tipton County Deputy Chief, Donna Turner has confirmed that they responded to a call around 8 a.m. Sunday morning about a woman who appeared to be suicidal with a weapon.

Witnesses say they saw the woman firing shots on the parking lot prior to police arriving.

Turner says deputies fired shots at the woman when she continued to point her gun at them and refused to put it down. 

Nattela Ruth Blackwell, 64, was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Local 24 News will bring the latest on this developing story.





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