DA: Man died from self-inflicted gunshot after shooting involving deputies

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to District Attorney Jimmy Dunn, the man who died after a shooting involving Knox County Sheriff's Deputies in Sevier County was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said an officer-involved shooting occurred in Sevier County on August 8.

The TBI identified the man who died as Norman Lowell Vandergriff, a 42-year-old from Knoxville.

KCSO said the officer-involved shooting occurred after deputies attempted to serve warrants on Vandergriff.

TBI said deputies found him in a vehicle in the 1900 block of Happy Creek Road in Seymour.

TBI said deputies went to the vehicle and tried to take Vandergriff into custody. "The male subject reportedly refused to comply with verbal commands and began resisting," TBI said he displayed a gun at which point KCSO deputies fired shots at the vehicle.

TBI reported Vandergriff was pronounced dead at the scene. No law enforcement officers were injured. TBI is continuing to investigate.

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