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SHOOTING/CARJACKING SUSPECT KILLS SELF IN COFFEE COUNTY

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The Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation says a carjacking suspect killed himself in Coffee County yesterday. The incident started when 29-year-old Dangelo Dorsey reportedly opened fire inside a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 24 near Beechgrove in Coffee County. Dorsey shot and killed one person, and shot and injured another in that vehicle. Immediately following, traffic stopped in the area and Dorsey attempted to carjack a nearby driver and, in the process, fired into her vehicle, striking her in the hand. A truck driver also sustained a gunshot wound to the face. From there, Dorsey carjacked a Ford Mustang, and ordered the people inside to take him to their home in Morrison. When they arrived, it appears Dorsey took two additional firearms from the home, swapped vehicles to a blue Toyota Rav4, and forced the man and woman to accompany him. The situation escalated in the coming hours. At some point, Dorsey shot and killed the male hostage and forced his body from the vehicle.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. yesterday, law enforcement located the suspect vehicle traveling eastbound on I-24. A brief chase ensued, reaching speeds of approximately 100 miles an hour and at approximately 3:45 p.m. resulted in a crash, where Dorsey flipped the Rav4. At that point, Dorsey took his own life. The female hostage was safely recovered.

The investigation is ongoing.


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