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911 Call Leads to Fatal Shooting in Kingston Springs

It was pretty much a normal Sunday afternoon in Kingston Springs.

That is until sometime Sunday evening when Ray Finch of 115 East Kingston Springs Rd. called 911, threatening suicide.

When officers arrived on the scene Finch, who was armed, shot at them.

According to reports, in spite of several requests from the officers from both Kingston Springs and Cheatham County to put down his weapon, Finch lifted the weapon again and was fatally shot just before 7:30p.m.

Cheatham County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Buselmeier (29), fired that shot and is on routine paid administrative leave pending investigation.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation [TBI] was requested by the District Attorney’s office to investigate the officer involved shooting, according to TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm. “When officers arrived, the subject, Albert Ray Finch was armed and opened fired on the officers, when officers returned fire shooting and killing Finch. The investigation is continuing and will be turned over to the District Attorney General’s office upon completion.”

The incident is recorded on the dash cam of the Kingston Springs officer who was first on the scene, first year officer Nate Palazzi.

Finch was 70 years old and a lifelong resident of Cheatham County. Funeral service arrangements are

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