March 12, 2004
Tenn. Deputy Killed, 3 Injured During Shooting
Officer Down: Jason Scott - [Loudon, Tennessee]
Duncan Mansfield, The Associated Press
Loudon, Tenn. (AP) -- About 100 officers surrounded a lakeside home
Friday afternoon, hours after one deputy sheriff was fatally shot and
three others injured while responding to a domestic violence call,
A teenage suspect was reportedly inside the home on Fort Loudon Lake,
about 30 miles southwest of Knoxville.
The shooting occurred about 8:30 a.m. EST as two Loudon County
deputies answered a domestic call at the home, said Knoxville Police
Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.
The first deputy was shot and killed "as he was stepping from his
car," DeBusk said.
The other deputy, who arrived in a separate car, "retreated because
he was under fire and called for backup," DeBusk said.
Beth Denton, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Safety, said
from her Nashville office that a teenager was suspected in connection
with the shootings.
Authorities from Knoxville, Blount County, the Tennessee Highway
Patrol and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were assisting the
Loudon sheriff's department, she said.
The Knox County Sheriff's SWAT team also responded to the shooting,
The fatally wounded deputy was identified as Jason Scott, The
Knoxville News Sentinel reported. The names of the injured officers
were not immediately available.