03/02/2011

Ex-cop shot in head during likely robbery

Suspect who visited home jailed on charge of attempted murder

By Don Jacobs
News Sentinel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sheriff's officials suspect robbery was the motive in the shooting of a former Knoxville police officer who was found slumped over in a recliner in his North Knox County trailer.

Mike Parker, 63, was shot once in the head with a .22-caliber pistol about 11 a.m. Sunday, said Knox County Sheriff's Office Capt. Clyde Cow...

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