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Rep. McCormick’s Father-in-law Killed in Robbery

Red Bank police now are investigating Red Bank’s first homicide of the year after a state representative’s father-in-law was gunned down in a robbery over the weekend and died this morning, said Chief Tim Christol.
More from the Chattanooga TFP:
Winston Gant, who is Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick’s father-in-law, died at a local hospital.
Gant was shot one time outside his front door at his home and business, Gant’s Towing, at 2401 Briggs Ave. just before 1 a.m. on Saturday.
Gant was the father of McCormick’s wife, Kim G. McCormick, who is associate vice president academic support services for Chattanooga State.
“Our family is dealing with the tragic personal consequences of an apparent armed robbery perpetrated against my father-in-law that led to his death,” McCormick said in a statement.
…A woman, who was an employee and family friend, was also robbed of cash during the robbery. She was uninjured, Christol said.
The suspects are described as wearing dark clothing and leaving in a dark sedan. Outside of a robbery, it’s unclear what the motive was in the shooting.

Governor Gets Shot

Gov. Bill Haslam smiled for several cameras as he sat down and received a flu shot to his right arm from Assistant Nurse Supervisor Donna Davis Tuesday morning at the Montgomery County Health Department, reports the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle.
Haslam, who was joined by Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, said it was the largest crowd he’s ever had for a shot. Both of them stressed the importance of getting protection against the virus.
“Unlike years past, we don’t have a shortage of vaccine,” said Haslam, who was in town to participate in activities at Fort Campbell Tuesday afternoon.
“Unlike other times, I don’t think you’ll have a long wait. I think now there’s so many places you can get a flu shot, it really is easy and it’s smart.”