Athens man found dead with gunshot wound, McMinn County officers

Athens man found dead with gunshot wound, McMinn County officers investigate as homicide

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ATHENS (WATE) - The McMinn County Sheriff's Office is now investigating after a man was found dead with a gunshot wound Friday in Athens.

According to a report from Sheriff Joe Guy, around noon, Tyler Womack, 20, of Athens, was found dead by his grandmother at a residence on County Road 172.

Apparently, he had gone across the street from where he lived to a neighbor's house.

Officers have processed the crime scene and are treating this incident as a possible homicide.

Sheriff Guy expects to be able to release more information on the investigation Monday.


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