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Beanbag shot kills man, 50;police say intent was to immobilize
[Franklin County, Tenn.]


January 26, 2001
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Beanbag shot kills man, 50;police say intent was to immobilize
[Franklin County, Tenn.]

LEON ALLIGOOD Staff Writer
January 23, 2001, Tuesday STATE EDITION
Copyright 2001 The Tennessean
The Tennessean
January 23, 2001, Tuesday STATE EDITION

(FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn.) -- A beanbag bullet, 40 grams of buckshot gathered into a socklike pouch and fired from a 12-gauge shotgun, is meant to immobilize, not kill.

On Saturday night, however, such a projectile killed a Franklin County man, prompting a review by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and raising questions about the safety of the beanbag, a popular munitions alternative used by many Tennessee law officers.

Full story: Beanbag shot kills man, 50;police say intent was to immobilize
[Franklin County, Tenn.]





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