Published: July 26, 2021


A FRIDAY AFTERNOON INCIDENT ENDED PEACEFULLY AFTER A MAN FIRED SHOTS AT LEWIS COUNTY’S SHERIFF.  THE SHOOTING OCCURRED AROUND 3PM WHEN SHERIFF DEWAYNE KILPATRICK APPROACHED THE SUSPECT, IDENTIFIED AS 39-YEAR-OLD KEVIN WALKER, WHO THEN FIRED A SHOTGUN INTO KILPATRICK’S CAR.  KILPATRICK, STILL IN THE PATROL CAR, THEN TURNED THE VEHICLE AROUND AS WALKER FIRED A SECOND TIME.  THE SHOOTING OCCURRED NEAR THE LAWRENCE-LEWIS COUNTY LINE IN SUMMERTOWN.  WALKER FLED THE SCENE ON FOOT WHICH PROMPTED A MULTI AGENCY MANHUNT.  WALKER, WHO WAS WANTED FOR A SERIES OF VEHICLE THEFTS, WAS EVENTUALLY LOCATED AND DE-ESCALATED AND THEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO FACE MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING THEFT AND ASSAULT CHARGES.  WALKER WAS BOOKED INTO THE LEWIS COUNTY JAIL.  IN ADDITION TO LEWIS COUNTY AUTHORITIES, MEMBERS OF THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL, AND THP AERIAL DIVISION ASSISTED AT THE SCENE.