He was believed to have been killed in a shootout. Now, the death of Anderson County Sheriff's Deputy, Shelby Green, has been ruled a suicide.
Justice of the Peace James Wesley says Green died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The night of his death, he radioed that he was in pursuit of a possible burglary suspect. When fellow officers found Green's patrol unit, he was dead, and numerous gunshots appeared to have been fired at the car.