Carter Co. Sheriff: Man reportedly punched another man at traffic light, shot in return


UPDATE 5:30 P.M.– CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Carter County Sheriff’s Office officials released their first news release Thursday evening following a road rage shooting investigation.

According to that release, a man, identified as Maison Jeremiah Little, 26, got out of his vehicle at a traffic light at the intersection of Rufus Taylor Road and Highway 91 and punched another man in the face.

The person Little reportedly punched was identified as Coen Shaw Powell, 24.

Authorities said after that Powell reportedly, “drew a handgun and fired at Little, hitting him at least twice.”

No charges have been filed at this time.


UPDATE 5 P.M.– CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford has told News Channel 11 the person questioned about Thursday afternoon’s road rage shooting on State Route 91 has been questioned and released from custody.

Sheriff Lunceford said witness statements have been taken.

The sheriff also said that deputies are investigating further before making any decisions about pressing charges.


UPDATE 1:50 P.M.– CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford confirmed one person was hospitalized after a road rage shooting Thursday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Lunceford, the two men got in some type of altercation on State Route 91 near the intersection of Rufus Taylor Road.

Authorities are not identifying the men at this time.

One man reportedly had a firearm and shot the other male.

We’re told the victim got into his pickup truck and drove himself to the hospital.

There was no word on the victim’s condition.

Look for updates soon on and on-air starting on WJHL at 5 o’clock.



CATER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 has confirmed that a shooting investigation is underway in Carter County.

According to Carter County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Thomas Gray, the shooting happened near the intersection of Rufus Taylor Road and State Route 91.

We have a crew on the way to the scene.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story on-air and on

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