Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-16 23:35:24 –
Westmoreland, Tennessee (WKRN) —Tuesday night, Howard Rabe called his home in Easton, Connecticut from an agent at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
“Then he told me that my son was dead,” Rabe said.
Tennessee, a neighbor of Weststinson Road in Westmoreland, Tennessee, called police after seeing Rabe’s son, 48-year-old Nathaniel Rabe, with a gun.
When the investigators arrived, Sheriff Mark Gammons of Macon County said Rabe was committing suicide. But Gamons says Rabe immediately pointed his gun at the corresponding legislator from his head and triggered it.
“This is very different from Nate. He didn’t hurt the flies. For 48 years I haven’t seen him raise his fingers or hands to anyone,” Raabe said.
The shot injured Deputy Kyle Petty of Macon County, who also counterattacked Rabe. Investigators later discovered Rabe dead in his house. However, it is still under investigation who triggered the deadly shot.
“He loved the outdoors. Kayaking, mountaineering, flying, cycling. All those activities,” Rabe said. “He loved life and loved his children.”
Just one day after the shooting, Howard Labe is still trying to wrap his head in the death of his son. He explained in News 2 the last time he met his son in person.
“The last physical contact I had with him was when he set out to return to Tennessee. I hugged him like all my dads and he said I love you. Said Rabe.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently handling the case, and Rabe’s family still has many unanswered questions.
“I want to get him back,” Rabe said. “We all miss him.”
Deputy Petty was treated for an injury at the Tristar Skyline Medical Center and released on Tuesday night. The case is still under investigation.
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