Shooting in Sequatchie County leaves 1 dead, sheriff’s office says

DUNLAP, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office says a homicide investigation is underway.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to Henson Gap Road in Lewis Chapel on reports of shots fired.

Deputies say they found 21-year-old Logan Lepard laying partially in a ditch and partially in the roadway.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Lepard was shot in the chest. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Logan Lepard. Photo from the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office identifies the suspect as 21-year-old Paul Coffman, Jr. who was found at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office says the shooting occurred in front of Coffman’s home.

Criminal Homicide

Paul D Coffman Jr. Photo from the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Coffman was charged with Criminal Homicide and is being held in the Sequatchie County Jail.

 

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