At 8 a.m. Sunday morning, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Northcutt’s Cove Rd. in Altamont for a possible shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found Chad Killian (44) unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.
Authorities say Killian had allegedly been hunting with Robin Smartt (45). Killian was transported to Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office has contacted the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the District Attorney’s Office. The investigation has been turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. No further information was available at press time.