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Suspect identified after Morristown police find dead woman in car

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident in Morristown.
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Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 8:14 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2020 at 9:31 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident in Morristown.

The TBI identified 49-year-old Ronald Pope as the suspect involved in the incident.

According to the Morristown Police Department, officers responded to a call of a knife attack on the 1600 block of Chestnut Avenue in north Morristown around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

When officers arrived, they discovered 40-year-old Wendy Lea Pope dead in a car in the parking lot with wounds to her neck. Officers said they were confronted by the victim’s husband Ronald who pointed a handgun towards them and continued making threats towards the officers.

“Pope reportedly raised the weapon at officers, resulting in four officers firing shots, striking him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident,” a release read from TBI.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is conducting the investigation.

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