Attempted murder suspect killed in East Tennessee officer-involved shooting

(Courtesy: WJHL)

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man wanted on an attempted murder charge out of Virginia was killed Monday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting in East Tennessee.

According to the TBI, deputies with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office received information that a man wanted for attempted murder in Dickenson County, Virginia was at a residence on Okolona Road in Church Hill, Tennessee.

Deputies responded around 5 p.m. to that home where they found the suspect in a vehicle in the driveway.

When deputies approached the vehicle, they said they asked the suspect to show his hands, but he reached for a gun.

One of the deputies fired shots, striking the suspect. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The TBI has identified the man killed as Eugene Loftis, 25, of Church Hill, Tennessee.

There was also a woman in the vehicle with Loftis. She was not hurt.

No deputies were injured.

Details of the attempted murder charge against Loftis have not been released.