MONTEAGLE, Tenn. (AP) A man accused of killing a deputy sheriff and wounding another officer was caught Thursday night after he survived shooting himself at the end of a daylong manhunt, authorities said.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director Mark Gwyn said agents found Kermit Bryson behind his girlfriend's house and negotiated with him for about 20 minutes before he shot himself in the head.
Bryson, 29, a tattoo artist, was transported by helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, where a spokeswoman said he was in critical condition.
Federal, state and local authorities launched an "all-out manhunt" for the man after the early morning shooting death of Grundy County sheriff's deputy Shane Tate, 28.
Gwyn said officers did not fire any shots during the negotiations in Monteagle.