Identity of man killed in Knox County apparent accidental shooting released

(source: Mary Bowlin)
(source: Mary Bowlin)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man is dead after what deputies say was an apparent accidental shooting Friday afternoon in East Knox County.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Hutton, 27, of Knoxville accidentally shot himself while target shooting. Deputies said they were¬†called to the 6500 block of Archer Road around 5:25 p.m.

Rural/Metro pronounced the man dead on the scene. His remains were taken to the Regional Forensics Center for examination.

Officers are still investigating the case.

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