Claiborne County man charged in fatal weekend shooting

12:35 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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A Claiborne County man has been charged with criminal homicide after a weekend shooting.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Larry Hazelett, 64, of Williams Lane, of New Tazewell, was arrested on Sunday.

Investigators said the Tazewell Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls about a shooting at 2385 Old Highway 25-E around 8:00 pm Saturday night.  They found Gary Butcher, 56, of Tazewell, dead of multiple gunshot wounds.  Police said the two men were in an altercation and Hazelett got a gun from his car and shot Butcher.

Hazelett is being held in the Claiborne County Jail.

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