Misfiring Shotgun Saves Officers' Lives

Knoxville (WVLT) - An East Tennessee man is now charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder and three Knoxville Police officers are thankful to be alive.

Investigators say the officers went to 32-year-old Arthur Reagan's house about 10:00 p.m. Sunday night to question him about threatening a neighbor with a gun.

While they were standing on the porch, officers say they heard two clicks, after arresting Reagan, officers found a sawed-off shotgun.

Police say Reagan admitted he tried to fire the weapon, but it misfired.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 7273576 - local8now.com/a?a=7273576
Gray Television, Inc.