TBI, CCSO ID man shot by deputy

The TBI and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office have identified the man who was shot by a deputy late Sunday afternoon as 41-year-old Donnie Ledford. Deputies had responded to a disturbance call at Ledford’s parents’ house in the White Oak community late Saturday night and when they arrived, Ledford allegedly pointed a pistol at them at the front door before running out the back and fleeing into nearby woods. Deputies reported hearing three gunshots as he fled but no officers were injured. Shortly before 5 pm Sunday, Ledford was spotted on Habersham Road and when a deputy stopped him and asked for his ID, Ledford allegedly pointed a pistol at the officer, who fired twice, hitting Ledford at least once. Ledford, who had three outstanding warrants for his arrest on assault charges from last year, was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. The deputy was not injured in that incident. Both incidents remain under investigation.

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