Randy Howard Killed? Former Macon musician allegedly killed by bounty hunter in Tennessee

Randy Howard Killed? Former Macon musician allegedly killed by bounty hunter in Tennessee

Randy Howard was killed on Tuesday (June 9) during a shootout with a bounty hunter in his home in Lynchburg, Tenn.

Randy Howard was facing a series of charges, including drink driving, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, driving without a valid licence and possession of drug paraphernalia, when he skipped a court date, reports WSMV.

According to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine, bounty hunter Jackie Shell attempted to bring Howard in, but Howard shot at him. Shell – who was injured in the incident – returned fire, killing the singer.

The agency is investigating the shooting.

Howard’s neighbor Terry Dotson said: “He was a giving person. He would do anything for you. If you asked for the shirt off his back, he’d give it to you. He was a good guy.”

“He said he wasn’t going back to jail,” he added. “That’s what he told me.”

Randy Howard enjoyed a music career which included performing with stars such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Hank Williams III is among those who have paid tribute to the musician.