Murder Suspect Dies From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

A man wanted for murder died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he barricaded himself in his home on Monday night, according to the Knox County Sheriff.

The suspect, later identified as Christopher David Price, was walking down the street when he saw officers, according to KCSO officials. He ran into his nearby house, Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force officers saw him and called KCSO to the scene.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and the U.S. Marshals crews responded.

No one was inside when he ran into his home, contrary to first reports that this was a hostage situation, KCSO officials said. Shots were fired through the garage at officers. Crews with the U.S. Marshals deployed gas.

The man killed himself during the situation, KSCO said.

Story courtesy of WVLT

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