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Convicted shooter of meteorologist found dead

By Karissa Manis, Producer, kmanis@wcyb.com
Published On: Mar 20 2013 09:21:09 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 21 2013 12:21:29 PM CDT
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

The man convicted of shooting a WJHL meteorologist with a crossbow has been found dead.

Police say the body was discovered inside a vehicle at Winged Deer Park around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The body was identified as 54-year-old Gerald Taylor.

Johnson City Police tell us they are investigating it as a suicide. "Right now we'll have to do an autopsy, but we don't feel like any foul play's suspected," says Sgt. Kevin Peters.

Taylor pleaded guilty in February to shooting his former partner, Rob Batot, also known as Rob Williams.