TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Ripley

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RIPLEY, Tenn. — There's been an officer-involved shooting in Ripley.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Ripley Police officers found a vehicle with three people in it believed to be connected to a shooting that happened around 6:30 p.m. Wedesday at Jefferson Street and Nesbit Street.

The suspects brandished guns as they got out of the car, and the TBI said a Ripley officer fired his weapon after the situation escalated. A law enforcement source told WREG one of the suspects pointed a gun at an officer, but it unclear if the weapon was ever fired.

One of the suspects was shot and was taken to the hospital, but that suspect's injuries aren't life-threatening, according to the TBI.

No one else was hurt.

The law enforcement source WREG spoke with said the three suspects are juveniles.

The TBI is investigating the officer-involved shooting, and Ripley Police is handling the shooting that led up to it.

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