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Suspect killed during Grainger Co. police standoff
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A suspect was killed Thursday after a standoff with officers in Grainger County.

Ricky Lynn Bunch, 40, of Tazewell, was shot after a chase and a standoff.

It started when one of Bunch's relatives called the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office to report Bunch had stolen his car. A deputy spotted the car on US 25E in Claiborne County, and chased Bunch to State Route 131 near the Johnson Loop Road in Grainger County.

Deputies say during the standoff, Bunch got in and out of the vehicle and had both a pistol and a shotgun.

Bunch was shot by officers and was pronounced dead at the scene.

TBI agents are still investigating the incident.


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