Suicide by Cop at a Tennessee Walmart

COVINGTON, TN – (WMC-TV) – Officials have released the identity of the suicidal woman fatally shot by police in Covington, Tennessee.

According to a press release, Nattela Ruth Blackwell, 64, left her residence early Sunday morning with a gun.

Officials found Blackwell displaying a handgun in the roadway.

Investigators said she was ordered to drop the handgun and, when she refused, she was shot.

Early reports stated Blackwell received a ride to the Wal-Mart from someone driving a blue passenger car around 8 a.m.


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