MORRISTOWN, Tennessee — Morristown Police Maj. Michelle Jones says police believe a Hamblen County man killed by an officer Saturday night had fired at the officer.
Jones says 37-year-old Michael Shannon Gaby had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation. He was killed after Officer Rocky White pulled over his vehicle and attempted to arrest him.
Jones said Gaby drew a handgun on White. The handgun was recovered near Gaby, and police believe it was fired at least once.
The Citizen Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1G38S9c) Gaby was on parole for felony convictions and faced a return to prison and additional time if he had been caught carrying a weapon.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting. White is on routine paid leave. Both the officer and the suspect are white.
Information from: Citizen Tribune, http://www.citizentribune.com