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Sevierville police find man dead during welfare check

Sevierville Police Department officials said they found a man dead during a welfare check Friday afternoon.
Sevierville Police Department officials said they found a man dead during a welfare check Friday afternoon.
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 3:30 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 4:32 PM EDT
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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Sevierville Police Department officials said they found a man dead during a welfare check Friday afternoon.

The incident happened around 2:14 p.m., according to a release from the department. Officers responded to a home on Jasmine Trail for the check after a man living there failed to show up for scheduled interviews with officers.

While on the scene, SPD officers said they heard a gunshot from inside the house, which prompted them to dispatch SPD’s SWAT team. Inside, SWAT members found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the report said.

Sevier County officials described the incident, which briefly closed the road, as “disturbing.”

This is a developing story.

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