Maryville police officer shot, killed; suspect in custody

Officers from Blount County, around Knoxvllle area, gather in support

MARYVILLE (WATE) – A Maryville police officer was shot and killed Thursday afternoon near Alcoa. The suspect is in custody.

Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp and Blount County Sheriff James Berrong held a joint news conference at UT Medical Center. They said it started just before 4 p.m. with a domestic call about a suspect with a gun. Two narcotics officers, one a Blount County deputy and one a Maryville officer, both with the 5th Judicial District Drug Task Force, were nearby and responded to the scene.

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