A local man was killed Tuesday night during an incident with police officers.

According to McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy, two 10th Judicial Drug Task Force officers were involved in the shooting that took place at a residence on County Road 909 outside Etowah.

The two officers - one assigned to the drug task force through the sheriff's department and the other through the Athens Police Department - reportedly were involved in serving a felony arrest warrant on Paul Eugene Armstrong, 62, at the residence when the suspect allegedly drew a firearm "toward the officers."

Armstrong died as a result of the shooting.

Guy noted that MCSD deputies worked an overdose death at that residence last week, recovering cash and narcotics.

"It is a difficult and unfortunate situation," Guy said. "Our prayers are with all those involved."

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was called in to assist with the investigation.

According to the TBI, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Incident Response Team are working with special agents with TBI to "gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence" and information gathered will be reported to 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Crump.

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