Sheriff: Fatal shooting stemmed from dispute

CLAIBORNE COUNTY - Authorities arrested a man accused of shooting and killing another man with a shotgun. 

The Claiborne County Sheriff's Office said it responded to a shooting in the Speedwell community on Aug. 7 around 6:12 p.m. 

When officers arrived at the site near 834 Leach-Medley Road, they found 53-year-old Zachary Scott Dick unresponsive with a gunshot wound. 

The investigation revealed 47-year-old Hank Austin Williams lived at the address and had shot Dick with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Authorities took Williams into custody without incident and charged him at the Claiborne County Jail for Criminal Homicide. He is still awaiting a bond to be set by General Sessions Court Judge Robert Estep.

Sheriff David Ray said a dispute led Williams to shoot Dick. Investigators recovered the firearm from the scene. A state medical examiner will perform an autopsy at UT Medical Center.

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