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Sheriff: 'Hero' with concealed carry stops suspect after shooting at dentist's office

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) - Deputies in Tennessee say a woman is dead after a shooting at a dentist office in Colonial Heights and the suspect is in the hospital. 

According to Sheriff Jeff Cassidy, the husband went into the dentist office and shot his wife. The sheriff says a bystander, with a carry permit, shot the suspect and held him until authorities arrived.   

The wife died from her injuries at a nearby hospital. 

The sheriff says the suspect, whose name has not been released at this time, went into the office with the intentions of killing his wife. 

The sheriff is calling the bystander a hero. 

The suspect is currently being treated for gunshot wounds at a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.  

The names of the suspect and his wife have not been released at this time. 

The shooting happened at Guy Dentistry located on Clinic Drive, near Colonial Heights Road.  

Authorities said the wife was an employee at the dentist office. 

Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and troopers from Tennessee Highway Patrol are assisting the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the Kingsport Police Department.  


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