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Man claims self-defense in Hawkins County shooting; victim remains critical

Jeff Bobo • Jan 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

SURGOINSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who was shot in the head early Sunday morning near Surgoinsville remained in critical condition Tuesday.

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the shooting, and no charges have been filed.

About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at 985 Longs Bend Road just south of Surgoinsville, where they found Shane Eric Johnson, 35, 977 Longs Bend Road, suffering from a gunshot to the head.

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