TBI investigates after man appears to shoot himself while in custody

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GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the circumstances surrounding an in-custody death that happened early Friday morning in Sumner County.

According to the TBI, initial reports indicate Wilson Wendell, 27, was arrested overnight by Gallatin police and he had apparently hidden a weapon on himself.

TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland said while the man was in the back seat of the patrol car, he retrieved his gun and appears to have shot himself.

He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The man’s name was not immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.