Tennessee Officer Shot And Killed At Domestic

A Maryville (TN) Police Department officer has died after being shot at an address southwest of Pellissippi Parkway Thursday, according to Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp.

A suspect is in custody, Crisp said.

Authorities previously had said the man was a Blount County deputy. That was incorrect.

Crisp, joined by Blount County Sheriff Jim Berrong, made the announcement from University of Tennessee Medical Center where the officer was taken.

The officer’s name was not released.

Berrong said the sheriff’s office had responded to the address earlier in the day for a domestic violence call. There was not enough probable cause to take a suspect into custody at that time, he said.

Officials received another call later Thursday afternoon related to a domestic violence situation involving a gun at the same address, Berrong said.

Two narcotics officers, one a Blount County Sheriff’s Deputy and the other a Maryville Police Officer, who were doing a narcotics investigation in the area responded, Crisp said.

The officers were members of the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force.

When the officers got out of their vehicle, the suspect came out of the house with a gun and started shooting, Crisp said.

“Unfortunately, we have an officer who was a Maryville Police Officer who was shot and killed,” he said.

Crisp said the Blount County Sheriff’s Deputy returned fire, but did not strike the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and is being held at the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.

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  1. C.C. Hiliner

    My Dad was a cop, and he always said the most dreaded calls he and his fellow officers got were domestics, because they never knew what they were walking into.

    Dad said one time, a guy attacked him with a sword (!), but Dad was able “neutralized” him.

  2. mullylin33

    Too many times this is happening, it is time to be defensive and protect yourselves Officers. This is madness, it is beyond heartbreaking and plain wrong. Time the thugs and punks are rounded up and face the consequences of their actions…RIP..

  3. dina

    domestics are the worse to go too,sad a choice a woman makes gets an officer killed,and if the piece of shit was released tomorrow there is a 90% chance she would go back to him.

    • Chloe Rowles

      Fact that he shot a police officer, should tell you the level of fear that woman has. She is afraid to leave because he will track her down and kill her; you may doubt it but, she KNOWS it. There is no protection for woman caught in this trap.., other than going into hiding. A restraining order does NO good when the man is hellbent on killing his ‘possession’.

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