From The Tribune staff reports
BLOUNT COUNTY — A man took his own life after attacking his friend in Blount County on Friday, June 11, around 10:20 p.m.
According to Carol Robinson at AL.com, the incident occurred in Blount County’s Susan Moore community on Gilliland Road when the suspect attacked a male victim with a claw hammer after using an unknown type of illegal narcotics.
The victim sustained serious injuries from the attack. The 24-year-old suspect fled the scene after grabbing a shotgun.
Robinson states law enforcement arrived on the scene after receiving a call from a witness and located the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound about 200 yards from the home near a pond.
The story will be updated if more information becomes available.