Gregory Lee Turnure Killed by Fentress County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
100 Lewis Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 7 p.m., police received a report of a man armed with a knife, hatchet and a pipe who was threatening to harm himself, and possibly others. When officers arrived, they found Gregory Lee Turnure in the road and ordered him to drop the weapons. Turnure refused to comply, and one of the deputies reportedly shocked him with a stun gun. Officers said that was not effective, and Turnure attempted to hit deputies with what appeared to be a pipe. One of the deputies shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Gregory Lee Turnure

Agency Responsible: Fentress County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 37

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: June 6, 2020

County: Fentress

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: metal pipe

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5901

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