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

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

September 16th, 2011 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

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.

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