TBI investigates deadly officer-involved shooting in East Jackson

The Jackson Police Department says Herndon was in the backyard of 30 Bronzewood Cove, when they responded to the area because of a Shotspotter alert. (Julia Ewoldt// The Jackson Post)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting on Bronzewood Cove in East Jackson. 

According to a statement released by the State agency, officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to the house around 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12, to a report of shots fired. 

The release says officers found 31-year-old Glennard Herndon in the backyard holding a firearm. 

“Initial reports from the scene indicate that while officers spoke with Herndon, he pointed his firearm in the direction of the officers. One officer fired his weapon, striking Herndon. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. No officers were injured in this incident,” the TBI statement says. 

The Jackson Police Department also released a statement about the incident:

“On March 12, 2023, at approximately 6:16 p.m., the Jackson Police Department responded to a Shotspotter alert at 30 Bronzewood Cove. Upon arrival, officers made contact with an individual, in the backyard, with a handgun. The individual refused to comply with officers and continued to fire the weapon. The individual also pointed the weapon in the direction of the officers. A Jackson Police Officer fired one (1) round, striking the individual, and he was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. 

The Jackson Police Department contacted the District Attorney’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency conducting the investigation, due to it being an officer-involved shooting, resulting in the death of an individual. The investigation is ongoing and there will be no further statements from the Jackson Police Department at this time. 

The officer has been placed on Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the investigation, as is standard procedure.”

Neither JPD nor the TBI named the officer involved in the shooting. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Julia Ewoldt, julia@jacksonpost.news