Police: Hooters gun matches dead suspect's

David Rudd, 25 is a suspect in the murder of one man and the shooting of another at the West Knoxville Hooters on Kingston Pike early Saturday morning. Rudd was shot and killed by police late Sunday night.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Knoxville police say ballistics tests show a gun being held by a murder suspect when police shot him to death was the one used to kill a restaurant patron earlier.

Officers shot David Rudd on Sunday night after Rudd refused orders to drop the gun. He died a short time later at a hospital.

Police say Rudd, who had a history of mental illness and police arrests, had argued with an assistant manager at a Hooters restaurant about his bill early Saturday, then went outside and fired into the restaurant.

The shots killed 35-year-old Stacey Sherman of Applegate, Mich., and wounded the assistant manager, Kris Key.

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