The Latest: Officer shot in neck during domestic dispute
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A police officer who was fatally shot responding to a dispute between a father and son in eastern Tennessee had been wearing a bullet-proof vest, but he was struck in the neck.
Authorities say Marysville Police Officer Kenny Moats was killed Thursday while responding to the second domestic disturbance call of the day at the home.
The Blount County Sheriff’s office says Moats and a deputy were able to get the father to safety and were taking cover behind their vehicles when the son opened fire from the garage, striking Moats from about 70 yards away.
The sheriff’s office says 44-year-old Brian Keith Stalans was arrested. Jail records do not indicate whether Stalans has an attorney.