Timestamp8/22/14 16:38
Date Searched7-Sep-13
StateTN - Tennessee
Victim NameJohn E. Shanks
Victim's Age29
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponFirearm; not stated
Summaryhttp://Some sources called it "suicide by cop"; Shanks' family called it the end result of a meth addiction. Description below from http://www.wdef.com/mostpopular/story/Marion-County-shooting-may-have-been-suicide-by/9Zf5BdC7L0quP5-60lpSbA.cspx A deputy was called to a home to investigate a suspicious man who was seen on some ones back porch. Investigators say when the deputy arrived, Shanks tried to steal a car then ran into the woods with the deputy in pursuit. At some point, Shanks reportedly pulled a gun on the deputy and refused to obey commands from the deputy to drop his weapon. That's when the deputy fatally shot Shanks.
Source Linkhttp://www.wdef.com/mostpopular/story/Marion-County-shooting-may-have-been-suicide-by/9Zf5BdC7L0quP5-60lpSbA.cspx
Was the Shooting Justified?4
County StateMarion TN - Tennessee