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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened Friday night and left a man dead in Rutledge.

According to the TBI, around 10:30 p.m., the Grainger County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man firing shots inside a home on Rocky Branch Road in Rutledge.

Grainger County deputies, along with officers from Bean Station and Rutledge, converged on the home.

Police confronted the man, who has not yet been identified, and during the encounter an officer with the Bean Station Police Department and Rutledge Police Department fired on him, according to a press release.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and no officers were injured. Law enforcement agencies were continuing to investigate the shooting scene this morning.

Fourth District Attorney General requested the TBI lead an investigation into the shooting.

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In the final meeting of the school year, the Hawkins County Board of Education used most of its meeting time Thursday to recognize students and teachers for many accomplishments.

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The Morristown chapter of Business Network International will be hosting their “Stop Drop & Run BNI 5K” race on Saturday to benefit all four Hamblen County volunteer fire departments.

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In the final meeting of the school year, the Hawkins County Board of Education used most of its meeting time Thursday to recognize students and teachers for many accomplishments.

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