Morgan County corrections officer shot by Harriman police

Wife says she believes he wanted to die that night

TBI investigates a reported officer involved shooting in this March 8, 2016 photo.
TBI investigates a reported officer involved shooting in this March 8, 2016 photo.

HARRIMAN (WATE) – The Tennessee Department of Corrections said a Morgan County corrections officer is on administrative leave after he was shot by an officer.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they are investigating the shooting, which happened Tuesday night at 505 N. Roane Street in Harriman. Nathan Manis, 27, who works at Morgan County Correctional Complex was shot, according to TBI.

TBI said that two responding Harriman Police Department Officers responded to a a report of a domestic disturbance. When they met Manis, TBI said he was holding a handgun and began firing at officers. They said officers returned fire.

Manis was struck and flown by LifeStar from the shooting to University of Tennesee Medical Center. Manis told WATE 6 On Your Side that her husband has been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit and is expected to make a full recovery. The incident remains under investigation.

His wife, Laure Manis, said she believes her husband wanted to die that night by suicide by cop after a long battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“He was not homicidal whatsoever. This was desperation. He wanted to go. He didn’t want to hurt them,” Manis said.

Manis served four years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after a tour in Iraq.

Tennessee Department of Corrections said Manis has worked for them since 2011. The District Attorney General is reviewing the case.

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