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Overton Co. Deputy Placed On Leave After Shooting

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LIVINGSTON, Tenn. – An Overton County deputy was placed on administrative leave after a shooting on Wednesday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said deputies responded to a call about a possible aggravated assault with a firearm  Wednesday afternoon on Frogtown Road outside of Livingston.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they made contact 72-year-old Roy Cordell who allegedly pointed a gun at them. The deputy opened fire, striking Cordell in the stomach. He was taken by medical helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The TBI has taken over the investigation. Officials said the deputy involved was put on paid administrative leave as part of standard procedure until the investigation was complete. His name was not released.

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