A Maryville, TN, police officer was shot and killed Thursday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance call along Alcoa Trail in Blount County.
Brian Keith Stalans, 44, was taken into custody and was held pending charges investigators said would likely be filed against him Friday. Officer Kenny Moats was rushed to UT Medical Center where he later died.
Moats, 32, had been with the department since 2007 and was recently assigned to the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force in the narcotics division. He had three young children.
Officer Kenny Moats (Photo: Maryville PD)
Investigators told Local 8 News that the officer was in the area with his partner and responded to a domestic violence call.
Chief Crisp said, “One was a Maryville police officer and one was a Blount County Sheriff’s Deputy. We’re members of the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force which is a combination of Maryville police, Alcoa police and Blount County Sheriff’s Office.”