A bounty hunter trying to bring in a country music singer shot and killed the man in a gunfight at the singer’s home, authorities said on Thursday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it was looking into the circumstances of Tuesday night’s shooting of 65-year-old Randy Howard, agency spokesman Josh DeVine said in an email.

Howard was a member of country music’s “Outlaw” movement, which rejected Nashville’s polished music in favour of a rougher sound. He had shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr.

The Facebook page of country artist Hank Williams III carried a picture on Thursday of Williams and Howard smiling with the text: “RIP Randy Howard.”

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