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McMINN COUNTY AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING

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McMinn County authorities say a shooting has claimed the life of an Englewood man. Deputies responded to a call yesterday to a home on Highway 39 near Englewood and found 22-year-old Jacob Leatherman unresponsive. Officers say a resident, Michael Webb, was shooting a .22 rifle in the yard and at some point Webb was stepping back into the residence, the rifle discharged, and Leatherman was shot. Officers say the incident appeared accidental but is under investigation.

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