Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Shooting on Marvin Shafer Way
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened on Saturday. At approximately 10 am, a call came into E-911 of a man shot on Marvin Shafer Way off of Joe Hinton Road. Upon arrival, officers determined that 75 year-old Marvin Allen Shafer had been shot in the leg. According to statements at the scene, his wife, 48 year-old Wanda Shafer had shot him while intervening on an argument between her son and husband. Ricky Turner, who is Marvin Shafer's stepson, was arrested on 2 outstanding warrants out of Loudon County. He was transported to the county line, where Loudon County officers took him into custody. Shafer was transported to UT Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.