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LCSO investigating homicide after 65-year-old man dies in Lenoir City shooting

Deputies said they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the yard where the 911 call originated.

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. — UPDATE (Thursday, July 30): The Loudon County Sheriff's Office said it is now investigating a homicide after a 65-year-old man died from his wounds in a shooting.

According to the LCSO, George Harrill, 65, was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Deputies tried to save him by administering life-saving care to him.

“Our condolences go out to Mr. Harrill’s family as they face the days ahead and deal with this tragedy,” said Sheriff Tim Guider.

Deputies said they have identified someone involved in the incident -- saying no charges have been filed yet.

“At this time there have been no charges filed on the individual involved in the incident,” said LCSO Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis. “We have interviewed all of the parties and witnesses involved and are still engaged in a very active investigation. Our Criminal Investigations Division is working with our District Attorney’s Office in reference to charges related to this shooting. Once those findings are complete, more information will be available."

Original Story (Wednesday, July 29): 

The Loudon County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot in the northern part of the county.

Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Ford Road after Loudon County E-911 received a call reporting a man had been shot around 6:22 p.m., according to LCSO.

Deputies said they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the yard where the 911 call originated. Priority EMS transported him to a Knoxville hospital for treatment.

A person of interest is in custody and being questioned at this time, according to LCSO.

LCSO Criminal Investigation Detectives are on scene and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.