Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Father Shoots Son in West Knox County
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night, a 39-year-old man was shot by his 72-year-old father at 717 Coventry Road in West Knox County. According to the initial investigation, a man was visiting his parents when he got into an argument with his father. He brandished a knife and chased his father into the back yard. The father shot his son in the abdomen. The son then went back into the home, where he barricaded himself inside for approximately 45 minutes. Officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office were able to talk the man into coming outside. He was then transported to UT Hospital by Rural Metro for non-life-threatening injuries. As more details become available, they will be posted on this website.