One co-owner dead, one detained following Monday shooting at South Pittsburg coffee shop

Staff photo by Stephen Hargis / Emergency crews respond to the site of a shooting in South Pittsburg on Monday.

One of the owners of a downtown South Pittsburg, Tennessee, coffee shop is dead and another faces homicide charges after a deadly shooting at their business Monday morning.

Kevin Hudson, 46, was found dead at the scene when officers got to the Dragging Canoe Coffee Traders building at 409 Elm Ave., Marion County Sheriff Ronnie "Bo" Burnett said Monday in a telephone interview.

Co-owner of the coffee shop, Robert H. Bateh, 49, of 605 Fifth St., is now charged in the slaying with criminal homicide, Burnett said. He is being held without bond at the Marion County Justice Center.

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The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. CDT at the Elm Avenue business, a drive-thru coffee house, Burnett said.

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