Officer Involved Shooting Investigation in Rutherford County

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, the State Bureau of Investigation initiated an officer involved shooting investigation in Rutherford County. During the afternoon of December 29, 2016, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service regarding a domestic disturbance with weapons in the Bostic area of Rutherford County.  Responding deputies encountered Tony Brandon Lane. During the course of the encounter, and armed confrontation ensued.  

Initial reports indicate Deputies encountered sporadic gunfire from Lane. Four Rutherford County Deputies discharged their weapons toward Lane during the armed confrontation. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was requested to respond to assist in approaching Lane and determine his status. Lane was located some time later with a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported to a medical facility.  

The four deputies who discharged their weapons during the incident were Andrew Weathers, Zachary Walker, Tyler Greene and Jeffery Smith. 
The independent SBI investigation of the Officer Involved Shooting incident is ongoing, and the SBI will provide the criminal investigative report to the District Attorney when complete.