Cocke County Corrections Officer Shot and Killed by Greeneville Officers

The TBI is investigating after an off-duty Cocke County corrections officer was fatally shot by police in Greeneville.

Officials say 29-year-old Travis Mullins was involved in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store Monday night. Investigators says Mullins targeted a woman he had been dating.

Greeneville Police responded to investigate. While officers were on the scene, Mullins returned wearing his Cocke County Sheriff’s Office uniform and armed with a gun. A Greeneville officer disarmed Mullins and attempted to take him into custody. However, investigators with the TBI say, “At some point, for reasons still under investigation, Mullins was able to get back inside his vehicle and grab another firearm.”

Officials say Mullins pointed the weapon at the officers. A Greeneville officer then fatally shot him. Mullins was pronounced dead on the scene.

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