Deputy Involved Shooting

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A 43-year-old man died after brandishing a firearm and threatening Rutherford County Sheriff's Office deputies outside his home late Wednesday night.

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says deputies responded to a domestic call about 9:38 p.m. at the Cascade subdivision near Walter Hill.

"They learned an armed man was in the house with three potential hostages," Fitzhugh said.

Two people exited the home but a third person was unable to leave because of medical reasons.

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The Sheriff's Crisis Negotiations Team deputies started negotiations with the man.

"After about one hour of negotiations, the man exited the house brandishing a firearm and officers engaged," Fitzhugh said. "The man is deceased. Our deputies were not harmed."

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The man's name is not being released yet until relatives are notified.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating.

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