New Market man dies in shooting with FBI agents

New Market man dies in shooting with FBI agents; linked to child porn investigation

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The road leading to Evans' home on Stapleton Road in Jefferson County was blocked for several hours Wednesday and again Thursday morning as agents combed the area for evidence. The road leading to Evans' home on Stapleton Road in Jefferson County was blocked for several hours Wednesday and again Thursday morning as agents combed the area for evidence.

NEW MARKET (WATE) - A New Market man is dead after a shooting in his home during an FBI investigation into sexually explicit material involving children.

Though agents have not identified the shooting victim by name, court documents reveal that Scott Edward Evans is dead.

The FBI says Evans was not one of the suspects in a child porn case reported last month when investigators said they were looking for two suspects apparently connected to a town of New Market that had posted sexually explicit images on the Internet.

Agents attempted to arrest Evans around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Warrants for a search of his home and for his arrest were issued as officers worked to identify a child victim of sexual exploitation and break up an international child porn ring.

According to FBI spokesperson Kelly Kindness no more information will be released Thursday.

Kindness said an FBI inspection team is in town to follow up on the shooting, which is standard protocol.

The road leading to Evans' home on Stapleton Road in Jefferson County was blocked for several hours Wednesday and again Thursday morning as agents combed the area for evidence.

Court documents reveal Evans was wanted for sending and receiving child pornography. A federal warrant shows he exchanged more than 600 emails with a Brisbane, Australia, resident who was arrested March 1.

A search warrant said more than 12,000 sexually explicit emails were exchanged from Feb. 2012 to Jan. 2013.

According to the warrant, Evans had worked as a truck driver for KT Cartage, Maryville, and was recently married.

A couple people who knew Evans including a neighbor said he was always nice and friendly.  They were shocked to learn the FBI had a warrant out for his arrest.

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