published Friday, September 16th, 2011

Knox County: Shooter claims self-defense after finding girlfriend with other man

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    An ambulance waits outside of 9325 Wells Station Road in West Knox County on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, after authorities responded to a fatal shooting of a man at the residence. A couple that lives at the house have been taken in for questioning. (Knox County Sheriff's Office)

A West Knox County homeowner told law enforcement officers he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a man who he discovered in bed with his girlfriend Thursday morning.

As of yet, no charges have been filed in connection with the shooting, which initially was reported as a domestic disturbance at 7:14 a.m. at 9325 Wells Station Road in the Nicholas Landing subdivision, according to Martha Dooley, Knox County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Officers arrived at the Ball Camp area residence to find a man dead of multiple gunshot wounds, she said. Authorities have yet to release the victim's name, pending positive identification.

More at The Knoxville News Sentinel.

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esaletnik said...

You've got to use hollow point bullets people, otherwise it takes multiple shots to neutralize your attacker and leads police to believe it's not self defense.

September 16, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.
Humphrey said...

He was going to get me with his penis, just like he got my girlfriend.

September 16, 2011 at 12:48 p.m.
lockedandloaded said...

esaletnik. You're telling me if you had to defend yourself and were scared for your life you would only pull the trigger one time and hope it does the trick? Most people are going to almost empty that clip from just being scared. I'd say that more shots would lead police to believe it was self defense. And who said he wasn't using hollow points?

September 16, 2011 at 12:50 p.m.
patriot1 said...

He was shot with a .40 cal several times...according to a Knoxville source....it didn't say if they were hollow points..I agree that would be more effective.

September 16, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.
LibDem said...

He wakes (in his own home) and finds a guy asleep in bed with his girl friend? I think I see some couples counseling coming.

September 16, 2011 at 3:09 p.m.
hambone said...

Must not have been able to reload before she got out the door!

September 16, 2011 at 8:21 p.m.
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