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Henderson County Deputy remains in critical condition after gunshot to the face

Update: The Family has confirmed that Deputy Hendrix passed away shortly before 1 p.m. today


A 35-year-old Henderson County sheriff’s deputy is in a ‘fight for his life’ after he was shot in the face Thursday morning, according to Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin.

“As I stand here right now, I can tell you that I am struggling to get through this,” said Sheriff Griffin during a 3 p.m. press conference. “Our office will continue to pray for Hendrix who is very much fighting for his life right now.”

Ryan Hendrix, an 8-year veteran of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, was shot by a Robert Ray Doss Jr. outside a residence on Bethea Drive near Hendersonville, Griffin said. Doss was subsequently shot and killed during a gunfight with other deputies on scene.

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