published Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Suspect dead after shooting at deputies

A shootout with law enforcement in Sequatchie County has ended with one man dead. Sheriff's deputies were attempting to serve an aggravated assault warrant at home on East Valley Road in Dunlap. The sheriff says as soon as his two officers got out of their vehicles, they were met with rapid gunfire.

"They pulled up on the scene to serve the warrants. Upon exiting the car, gunfire broke out. He began to fire an automatic weapon into the two vehicles of my two officers. And they returned fire," Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock said.

Hitchcock said the suspect fired at least 30 rounds into the officer's vehicles.

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