Suspect in Va. double homicide fatally shot by deputy marshal in Tennessee

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a man suspected in a double homicide in Virginia has been fatally shot by authorities in East Tennessee as they attempted to take him into custody.

A statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says law enforcement from multiple agencies spotted 34-year-old Christopher C. Hutson on Monday afternoon in Newport.

The statement says he fled and was found behind a home where an encounter took place with a deputy marshal, who fired shots, striking him.

Hutson was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says he was a suspect in a double homicide there.

No further information was immediately released.

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