Tennessee Cops Kill Man in Meth Lab Raid

Sullivan County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man attempting to flee in a vehicle Friday night as they conducted a raid on a residence where a meth lab was suspected to be operating. Kenneth Ray Clark, 47, becomes the 33rd person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to the Bristol Times-News, citing police sources, officers with the Sheriff's Office Vice Unit, the 1st Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force were dispatched to a Bristol residence after receiving information that a meth lab was operating there and that a person with outstanding warrants was there.

Upon arriving at the property, officers found Clark in a vehicle. Police said he refused to get out of the vehicle and, in an attempt to flee the scene, "tried to run over at least two officers." Officers then opened fire on the vehicle, striking Clark. Clark managed to drive approximately a mile, where police found him dead in his vehicle.

Clark was wanted on a probation violation warrant in Sullivan County. He also reportedly had an unspecified outstanding warrant from nearby Bristol, Virginia.

Although Clark allegedly "tried to run over at least two officers," there was no mention of any injury to any of the officers involved.

The shooting will be investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Bristol, TN
United States
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No injury to any officers involved

The guy had warrants.They knew who he was.He didn't hurt anyone.This is just another example of what you get when police are pumped up and heavily armed.They go in all wired up and someone gets shot trying to escape.It's not like they couldn't have picked the guy up the next day.I'm only surprised that they've only killed 33 so far.

I am sure any cop standing

I am sure any cop standing within a half mile radius of whichever direction the car was coming would be classified as attempted to run over a police officer.

And I love it how they sometimes intentionally jump infront of the car then get run over and then they ask "How could this have happened?"

This man didn't need to die

 

One day when all these douche bags are serving us fries and a coke out of a drive through I hope they get spit in their face

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