- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

DAYTON, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a Rhea County sheriff’s deputy has fatally shot a man in the emergency room of the local hospital.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (https://bit.ly/1qts5xQ) reports the shooting happened early Friday. Officials said the 23-year-old man was in custody and had been taken to the Rhea Medical Center for treatment for an injury at about 2 a.m.

Authorities said the man, identified as Steven Lee Howell, took a weapon from one of the two deputies escorting him. The other deputy fired the fatal shot.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com

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