(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A man who escaped a local courtroom after an attempted murder conviction committed suicide in a motel room Monday, according to officials.
Svante Hinton walked out of a courtroom in July while the jury deliberated an additional charge against him. Prior to his escape, he was convicted of attempted second-degree murder.
Knox County Sheriff officials said Hinton fled and went into hiding. The 35-year-old was "holed up" in a room at the Gateway Inn on Asheville Highway when he took his own life. Officers arrived at the room around 4:30 p.m. following an investigation and heard a gunshot and a woman's scream.
Police found Hinton with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman was questioned and released without charges.
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