Smyrna Police officer cleared of wrong doing in shooting

Jul 09, 2019 at 03:04 pm by Voice Wire

Smyrna Police Department

On July 3, District Attorney Jennings Jones contacted the Smyrna Police Department verbally and officially cleared of any criminal wrongdoing the officer who shot and killed a man during a domestic call for service, according to the Town of Smyrna.

Town of Smyrna issued the following as it's version of events:

Around 8 p.m. June 28, officers from the Smyrna Police Department responded to 115 Chestnut St. in Smyrna for a reported domestic situation. Dispatch received a call that the resident, William Lamb, had shot at his wife twice.

Upon their arrival, Officer Kevin Byers and Officer Robert Cash entered the home. Officer Byers made contact with Mr. Lamb in the hallway of the home.

Officer Byers identified himself as Smyrna Police and repeatedly yelled for Mr. Lamb to drop his weapon.

Mr. Lamb shot at Officer Byers, missing Officer Byers by approximately a foot. Officer Byers returned fire striking Mr. Lamb three times.

Officers immediately began to render first aid to Mr. Lamb, who was transported to StoneCrest Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was notified, and they began an investigation.

The Smyrna Police Department has cleared Officer Byers and Officer Cash of any violation of policy.  


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