Deputies investigating fatal shooting in Roan Mountain

Published 2:43 pm Sunday, March 13, 2022

Carter County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Saturday night.

Deputies were called to a residence at 120 Old Highway 19E around 8:30 p.m. Saturday where they found 48-year-old Franklin Lee Hamby, who had sustained a gunshot wound.

EMS came to the scene and pronounced Hamby dead at the scene.

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According to a statement from the sheriff’s department, witnesses said a domestic incident had led to the shooting and a person of interest has been indentified. Officials do not believe there is any danger to the public.

The investigation is ongoing and we will continue to update as information is available.