Four sent to hospital, including deputy, after domestic incident, shooting in Wears Valley

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A domestic dispute between father and son turned violent and led to an officer shooting a man Tuesday night in Wears Valley.

Just before 6 p.m., Sevier County deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Robeson Road on a report of a domestic disturbance. According to the TBI, deputies arrived and encountered a man who was armed with a gun.

Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Michael Hodges said a father assaulted his son. The patriarch’s daughter then called police.

“For reasons still under investigation, the situation escalated, resulting in shots being fired,” a release from TBI states.

The father was airlifted to UT Medical Center with a gunshot wound and a deputy with unknown injuries was taken to LeConte Medical Center.

Amid the incident the son and daughter left the area but were found by law enforcement a short time later. They, too, were transported to LeConte Medical Center with unknown injuries sustained prior to the arrival of deputies. All injuries, including the father’s, were not considered to be life-threatening.

The TBI is investigating the officer-involved shooting. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the domestic incident. No charges have been filed as of Tuesday evening.

This story has been updated.

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