Sheriff's Office: Son shot, killed attempting to stop father from committing suicide


Deputies are questioning a father in Blount County after they say he fired a shot that injured both of his sons, killing one.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office says both sons were injured while pulling a gun away from their dad who was attempting to commit suicide. The victims were 21 and 23-years-old. The other victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The father has not been arrested and, as of right now, is not facing charges. The sheriff's office will present evidence to the district attorney.

The incident happened in Hayden off of Elvester Church Road.

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