NEW DETAILS: TBI Investigates Sevier Co Deputy-Involved Shooting

By: Stephen McLamb Email
By: Stephen McLamb Email

Sevier County (WVLT) We've obtained new details about a deputy involved shooting in Sevier County that left one man dead.

34 year old Michael Shane Price of Knoxville was pronounced dead on the scene of the shooting on McCleary drive in Seymour late last night.

Volunteer TV's Stephen McLamb has been working on this story since it broke.

Today, the Sevier County Sheriff has identified the three deputies involved in last night's fatal confrontation with Price.

Ron Seals says Deputy Jason Madison, Leslie Franklin, and Sgt. Darryl Lee have been placed on administrative leave with pay while the TBI investigates.

That's routine.

Authorities were responding to a disturbance just before 8 pm at Price's sister's home on McCleary Road when they encountered Price.

The sheriff says he was armed with a gun, and pointed it at them despite their warnings.

Price was shot and died at the scene.

Seals says he believes his officers acted accordingly.

"I think the officers, they followed procedure in looking at the situation what i know about the situation that they followed procedure. He was a good man and everybody sees us on the news and they think that he's like out there trying to shoot at them. He wasn't trying to hurt them. He just wanted help."

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