Charges Placed on Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting

Lanny Chris Carroll, 52, has been charged in the domestic violence incident that led to the officer involved shooting in west Morristown yesterday morning. 

Carroll has been charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Aggravated Burglary and Criminal Attempt to Commit Aggravated Arson after his estranged wife reported to police that he attempted to forcibly enter the residence through the back kitchen window which she had barricaded.  After he was unsuccessful in making entry, he attempted to set the home on fire and threatened to “burn them up”.

Carroll’s estranged wife was in the residence with her bedridden father at the time of the incident.  They indicated Carroll had not lived in the home for approximately two months.

MPD officers arrived on scene shortly after the 911 call and attempted to take Carroll into custody.  The suspect pulled away as an officer attempted to handcuff him and pointed a handgun at the officer.  The officer drew his service weapon and fired; striking the suspect in the chest.  The suspect was transported to U.T. Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.  The officer was not harmed. 

Carroll will also been charged with the offense of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is continuning their investigation of the circumstances of the incident and additional charges may be filed at a later time.

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