TBI: Campbell County man suspected of murdering wife killed in standoff with officers

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A man who called 911 to say he had shot his wife was shot and killed by an officer in Campbell County after a standoff, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call from a home on Chapman Crest Road around 2:30 p.m. from a man who had shot his wife. 

When Campbell County deputies arrived, there was a brief standoff involving a deputy, an agent with the Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force and a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says at some point the suspect, identified as Michael Heatherly, 64, pointed a gun at officers and was shot.

Michael Heatherly was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to TBI. Deputies say the wife, identified as Rose Heatherly, 54, died at the scene. No officers were injured.

There are a large number of law enforcement officers at the scene, including Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 

The Campbell County deputy involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave, per standard procedure.

TBI is working to interview witnesses at the scene.

We have a crew at the scene and will provide updates as they become available. Refresh this page for updates.

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