Monday, April 30, 2018

Additional details released regarding Friday night death

Lawrenceburg Now

 Additional details have been released regarding a police operation Friday night during which a local man took his own life.

Law enforcement officers in the area were briefed by detectives with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at around 10:30 p.m. According to reports filed through the Lawrenceburg Police Department, they explained that they were attempting to locate twenty-seven year old Dezmon Xavier Lee Allen of 408 Second Street in Lawrenceburg, to serve a warrant on charges of first degree murder.

They told officers that Allen had made threats including “suicide, homicide and suicide by cop.” They were warned to use extreme caution when they approached him.

Central Dispatch was able to track Allen’s cell phone and officers converged outside of Society restaurant/bar at 2457 Highway 43 North at around 11:30 p.m. They found that Allen was armed with a handgun. When they tried to approach, they report that he put the gun to his head and shot himself.

The Lawrence County Ambulance Service responded and EMTs provided medical attention. When they transported Allen to the local hospital, reports say that he still had a pulse. He died from his injuries a short time later.

The case remains under investigation at this time through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.




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