Sheriff’s deputy shot, man dead in Tennessee during standoff

BLOUNTVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Authorities said a man who fired on sheriff’s deputies has died in a standoff at a Tennessee home in which deputies returned fire and one of the officers was shot and wounded.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 44-year-old Jackie Scott Pendergrass was found dead in the home where he had barricaded himself last Saturday.

A TBI statement said Pendergrass fired at least one shot at deputies when they initially approached the home after receiving a request to check on his welfare.

It said deputies withdrew, tried to communicate with Pendergrass and that the man later fired on officers, who returned fire. The statement said at some point Deputy Steve Hinkle was hit by gunfire and seriously wounded.