At around 4 p.m. on Kerrway Lane off Alcoa Trail, Maryville according to Police Chief Tony Crisp of the Maryville Police Department an Officer was shot after responding to a domestic disturbance.
Officers had responded to the residence earlier in the day but had left without taking any action.
The Maryville officer and a Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputy, both members of the 5th Judicial District Drug Task Force, responded to the second call when the Maryville Officer was shot and killed.
The Officers name has not been released pending notification of next of kin who are out of town as of this time.
The officer was rushed from the scene to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville where he was pronounced dead.
Officers from multiple agencies gathered at the hospital.
According to Chief Crisp when Officers arrived at the scene of the domestic the second time a man came out as officers exited their vehicles. The man opened fire on the officers and the Maryville Officer was struck. The officer did return fire and the suspect stopped shooting after fire was returned and he had shot the officer.
There was no further information on the suspect other than he had not been injured during the gunfire according to reports. The type of weapon he used was not released at this time. The investigation continues and news of it was forthcoming.
Chief Crisp was quoted by one source as stating “We would ask our citizens to remember this officer’s family,” Crisp said. “He has three small children. It’s a very trying time for his family. It’s a trying time for the men and women of the Maryville Police Department. It’s a trying time for the law enforcement of this community.”
“It’s a sad day for our city,” Crisp said.