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Police: murder suspect kills himself in Lawrenceburg

The suicide happened in a parking lot off Highway 43

Posted: Apr 28, 2018 2:41 PM

Authorities say a murder suspect shot and killed himself after law enforcement officers found him in a parking lot in Lawrenceburg. 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland identified the deceased man from the incident in Lawrence County on Friday night as 27-year-old Desmond Allen.


Niland says the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and Lawrenceburg Police Department found the man in the parking lot of a Lawrenceburg business on Highway 43. She says he pulled out a gun, shot himself and died immediately.

Niland says TBI's investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing.

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