RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 55-year-old Chapel Hill man has died after he was attacked by a bull Wednesday near Eagleville.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said paramedics arrived at a barn on Allisona Road and treated Joseph Young before he was flown to a hospital where he died.
Sheriff’s Cpl. Jamie Bailey said witnesses heard Young yelling, “Get back! Get back!” while he was inside the barn.
Deputies and EMS personnel reportedly yelled at the aggressive Scottish Highland bull to distract it and draw its attention away from the injured man.
The sheriff’s office said the bull then charged at them, causing the deputy to fire his rifle, and put the animal down.
The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.