CARTHAGE, Tenn. -- A law enforcement officer in Tennessee fatally shot a person Thursday morning, authorities said.
The Smith County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a stabbing and found Gary Wayne Madewell, 38, with a knife, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release. The matter escalated, and at least one deputy fired at Madewell, who died at the scene, the release said. No officers were injured.
A woman injured in the earlier stabbing was hospitalized, the TBI said.
Smith County is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Nashville.