TN 39-11-621. Use of deadly force by private citizen.

TN 39-11-621. Use of deadly force by private citizen.

State: Tennessee

Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) (2016)

Title 39.  Criminal Offenses  

Chapter 11.  General Provisions  

Part 6.  Justification Excluding Criminal Responsibility

39-11-621.  Use of deadly force by private citizen. 

A private citizen, in making an arrest authorized by law, may use force reasonably necessary to accomplish the arrest of an individual who flees or resists the arrest; provided, that a private citizen cannot use or threaten to use deadly force except to the extent authorized under self-defense or defense of third person statutes, §§ 39-11-611 and 39-11-612.

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