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The Great Smoky Mountain Journal

Source:  WVLT

Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:32 PM

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Man Involved In Tuesday's Officer-Involved Shooting In Morristown Facing Charges After Trying To Torch Wife's Home

A man involved in Tuesday's officer-involved shooting in Morristown now faces charges.

52-year-old Lanny Carroll has been charged with criminal attempt to commit aggravated burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, and criminal attempt to commit aggravated arson after his estranged wife told police he tried to forcibly enter her home through the back kitchen window that she had previously barricaded.

Carroll's wife told police he tried to set the home on fire and threatened to "burn them up." She also said she was in the home with her bedridden father at the time of the incident.

The Morristown Police Department said officers responded to the reports of a domestic situation at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Once at the Dedra Street home in west Morristown, officers observed Carroll trying to climb through a window in the home.

Officers allegedly told Carroll to stop and show his hands, and he initially complied but later pulled away and grabbed a gun. Police said an officer shot Carroll in the chest.

Carroll was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. A representative with the Morristown Police Department said Carroll's injuries are believed to be not life threatening. No officers were injured in the incident.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was on the scene Tuesday investigating the circumstances of the shooting. Investigators said additional charges could be filed at a later time.

This is a developing news story. Local 8 News is working to confirm the latest information.