TBI investigation leads to charges in Johnson City officer-involved shooting

Published 11:37 am Friday, June 28, 2024

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JOHNSON CITY — An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in charges in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Johnson City on Friday evening.

On June 21, at the request of 1st Judicial District Attorney General Steve Finney, TBI agents began investigating an officer-involved shooting in the 100 block of W. Chestnut Street. During the incident, two officers with the Johnson City Police Department responded to a residence and encountered Brad Ward, who was armed with a shotgun. Ward fired the weapon at the officers, who returned fire, striking Ward. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

TBI agents obtained warrants charging Brad Ward, 52, with one count of domestic assault, one count of aggravated child abuse and neglect, one count of aggravated child endangerment, one count of reckless endangerment, one count of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault on a first responder, and one count of attempted first-degree murder. Upon his release from the hospital today, Ward was served and subsequently transported to the Washington County Jail. He is currently being held without bond.

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