Authorities: Man fatally shot by Tennessee sheriff's deputy

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Posted: Aug 14, 2017 7:24 AM

COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man he was pursuing after the man confronted him with a weapon.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that the shooting occurred Sunday evening in Cosby after the Cocke County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a man who had outstanding warrants walking along a road.

When the deputy arrived, the man fled into a wooded area and the officer pursued on foot. Police say a confrontation occurred, and the deputy fired his weapon.

The man was hit and died after being taken to the Newport Medical Center. The statement did not include the names or races of the deputy or the man.