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State Rep. Gerald McCormick's father-in-law slain; Red Bank police investigate

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Red Bank police now are investigating the Red Bank's first homicide of the year after a state representative's father-in-law was gunned down in a robbery over the weekend and died this morning, said Chief Tim Christol.

Winston Gant, who is Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick's father-in-law, died at a local hospital.

Gant was shot one time outside his front door at his home and business, Gant's Towing, at 2401 Briggs Ave. just before 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Gant was the father of McCormick's wife, Kim G. McCormick, who is associate vice president academic support services for Chattanooga State.

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