Sunday, January 3, 2010

TBI Investigating Overton County Shooting

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting that happened last Thursday night in Overton County. Sheriff officials said officers responded to a call in the Hanging Limb community on Key Hollow Lane at about 10 p.m. Neighbors were concerned about seeing Ronald Eibel walking around with a gun. The sheriff said that Eibel was in bed when deputies arrived to serve the warrant but pulled a gun out and fired the first shot toward the deputies. The police returned fire and struck Eibel, who later died from gunshot wounds at a nearby hospital. No officers were injured. The TBI is investigating the deputy who fired the shot, but the sheriff said he expects the deputy will be back at work Monday.