(FOX NEWS) - A Tennessee police officer was shot and killed Thursday after responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said the officer responded with a Blount County sheriff’s deputy to the call. Sheriff James Berrong said when the two arrived, a man came out and shot the officer.
The wounded officer was transported to Tennessee Medical Center where he later died.
Crisp said the other officer fired at the suspect. He wasn’t hit and was taken into custody.
Crisp didn't identify the officer, saying some family hadn't yet been notified because they’ve been out of town. He said the man had three small children and had been with the department for several years.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the suspect was identified as Brian Keith Stalons, 44, and will likely be charged Friday, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said.