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TBI: Man shot by Maryville officer had BB pistol


UPDATE: The man shot Tuesday night in a confrontation with a Maryville police training officer was carrying a CO2-powered BB pistol, according to the TBI.

The TBI's Josh DeVine said the BB pistol was indistinguishable from a firearm.

Jason Halfacre, 40, was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. His condition was unavailable Thursday.

He was shot at a home on English Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. According to DeVine, a woman called 911 to report a domestic incident.

As the officer talked to the woman outside the house, the TBI said Halfacre approached Field Training Officer Kevin Fuller, 40, with the pistol.

Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said Fuller had been with the department since August 2007.

Officer Fuller reported that he tried to calm the man down by walking into the street near his cruiser, but Halfacre continued to walk towards Fuller with his pistol drawn. The officer fired his weapon, striking Halfacre.

Officials said the woman and Halfacre were in a relationship, and that he was living at that address.

The TBI will submit its findings to the district attorney's office, which will review the case as well.

Officer Fuller was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.


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