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Suspect killed on Old Mill Lane after reportedly firing on officer
Thursday, April 23 2015, 17:19


An armored personnel carrier moves SWAT unit officers onto the scene where a suspect reportedly was killed after radio traffic indicated the suspect had fired shots from an automatic weapon at an Overton County Sheriff's Department deputy Thursday afternoon, April 23.

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By Lyndon Johnson, OCN Staff

A man identified in police radio transmissions as a fugitive suspect reportedly shot at an Overton County Sheriff's Deputy with an automatic long-barrel weapon Thursday afternoon, April 23 and then led authorities from several counties on a manhunt in the vicinity of Okolona Road and Old Mill Lane in the Rickman community of Overton County.

The suspect, whose name was being reported as Shane Townsley on televised news programs during the 10 p.m. hour Thursday, is now dead.

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