A 68 year old postal worker from Tennessee who planned to retire at the end of the year was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in his own garage Thursday night. The deputy claimed he was doing a “property check”, and was confronted by a man with a handgun. The Sherriff’s Department says the deputy “gave verbal commands, and fired multiple shots, striking Henry C. Taylor, 68, and killing him.”
So far the Sheriff’s Department has not confirmed whether or not a weapon was found at the scene. The victim’s brother told the Knoxville News that as far as he knew, the victim didn’t even own a firearm. He also expressed concern abut a possible cover-up.
The case is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Read more: Blount County Sheriff’s Office press release.