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Manhunt in Tennessee for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in fatal shooting of deputy at traffic stop

A manhunt is underway on Friday for a Tennessee man suspected of fatally shooting a deputy and injuring another during a traffic stop and is considered “armed and dangerous.”

Warrants have been issued for Kenneth DeHart, 42, for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the Thursday evening shooting, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Deputies Greg McCowan and Shelby Eggers initiated a traffic stop on an SUV in the 4900 block of Sevierville Road in Maryville just before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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