Authorities speak out about shooting on Simerly Creek Road in Unicoi County over weekend


Unicoi County Sheriffs Office responded too Woodby Motors Saturday night on Simerly Creek Road. 
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Larry Junior Morton died after being shot by the property owner. 
Sheriff Hensley said interviews conducted by state investigators revealed that the suspect and victim had previously known each other. 
“There had been ongoing arguments with this guy. He was accusing the shooter of saying bad things about him and he actually went to the property pulled out a gun and the land owner shot him,” Hensley said.
TBI was at the scene again this morning. It’s unclear as to what charges will be filed at this time. 
This is still an ongoing investigation. 

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