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Teen charged in shooting death of Evan Hall

Dec 18, 2014 11:25AM ● Published by Diana Bogan

Jack Bush, 19

 Jack Bush has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Dec. 13 shooting death of Evan Hall, 19, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting took place outside Bush’s house at 7777 Christin Lee Circle just after 1 a.m. Saturday, a KCSO press release states. Bush allegedly came out of his home and confronted Hall in the street just prior to the shooting, the release says.

Both teens attended Hardin Valley Academy and had been close friends in the past, according to friends. They graduated in 2013.

The Sheriff’s Office hasn’t disclosed a motive or said what kind of firearm was used in the confrontation.

If convicted of voluntary manslaughter, Bush could face three to 15 years in prison, according to state law.

He was released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond, the Sheriff's Office says.

Hall played several positions on the offensive line for the Hardin Valley Academy Hawks in the four years he spent on the team, according to Coach Wes Jones.

Hall was a cheerful, well-liked student who enjoyed making other people happy, according to friend and former teammate Garrett Curtis.

“Evan was such a good friend,” said Curtis, an 18-year-old HVA senior. “He was always smiling. I promise you the only time I didn’t see him smile was on the football field.

“But after a game he was all smiles again, win or lose.”

Independent staff reports

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