- Associated Press - Monday, March 4, 2019

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man who was shot and wounded by police has been charged with killing his mother.

Alcoa Police Chief David Carswell told news outlets that 18-year-old Johnathon Sellers has been charged with criminal homicide in connection with the death of his mother, 52-year-old Kelly M. Brackin.

Carswell said Brackin was found inside her home Friday morning when officers conducted a welfare check. He said an autopsy Saturday confirmed her identity and determined she died of multiple gunshot wounds.


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Authorities say Sellers was shot by Pigeon Forge officers at the end of a police pursuit Friday when he emerged from a vehicle with a gun. Police say he was jailed after being treated at a hospital. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.

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