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LOUDON COUNTY OFFICERS INVESTIGATING DEADLY SHOOTING

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The Loudon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly shooting that took place Friday night near downtown Lenoir City. The individual who is deceased was the suspected driver in a vehicle pursuit with officers that was eventually terminated when they lost contact with the fleeing vehicle. A short time later the vehicle was located and witnesses reported that the male had ran into the wood line behind Oakwood Apartments. K9’s were deployed to assist in locating the suspect. When the male was located and confronted by authorities, officers say he fired a single shot, killing himself. The deceased male’s name is not being released pending notification of kin.

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