Officials: Gunman dead after opening fire in Tennessee salon

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 5:53 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of taking hostages and opening fire in a crowded Tennessee beauty salon is dead after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspect as 51-year-old Steven Hopwood. The TBI says a woman had taken out an order of protection against Hopwood but hasn't said if she was at the Lewisburg salon Monday.

The TBI said in a news release that a Marshall County sheriff's deputy was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Hopwood. The deputy's injuries were not life-threatening.

The TBI said Hopwood also fired at other deputies but hit none. Afterward, a Lewisburg Police Department SWAT team entered the salon and found Hopwood dead inside with several unharmed hostages.

The TBI says Hopwood was white. The TBI didn't identify any officer involved.