MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The father of a U.S. Marine veteran, who was shot and killed by police in Maryville, said his son had battle flashbacks brought on by post-traumatic stress disorder.
Officers who responded to calls about a man shooting a gun killed Theodore "T.J." Jones IV early Thursday after Jones shot at officers and a civilian and refused to put down his weapon.
The Daily Times reported Jones' father Theodore Jones III, posted a message on his Facebook page that said his son had a flashback Wednesday night and stated, "He has lost the battle with PTSD."
The younger man's sister, Stephanie Kirk of Maryville, issued a short public statement on behalf of her family, acknowledging that her brother was the man fatally shot and requesting privacy.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
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 email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.