Tipton deputies kill armed man in Drummonds

Deputies shoot man who refused to drop gun
Charles McRaven, Photo: Tipton County Sheriff's Office.
Charles McRaven, Photo: Tipton County Sheriff's Office.

(WMC-TV) – Two Tipton County deputies are on administrative leave after shooting and killing a man during a domestic disturbance call Monday night.

The shooting happened in Drummonds, TN, after deputies say Charles McRaven refused to put down a shotgun.

"You can ask any law enforcement officer, domestic disturbances are one of the most dangerous calls that we can be involved in," said Pancho Chumley, Tipton County sheriff.

Chumley says deputies responded to a call in the 1600 block of Pryor Road and a 31-year-old answered the door with a shotgun in his hand.

"Deputies ordered the suspect to drop the gun," Chumley said. "He wouldn't drop the gun and deputies had to shoot him."

Emergency crews were unable to revive McRaven who died on the scene.

The deputies involved have been place on administrative leave with pay pending the completion of an investigation.

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