Lance Cpl. Theodore “T.J.” Jones, 27, died from a culmination
of 10 gunshot wounds to the body following a shootout with police Thursday morning in the middle
of East Broadway Avenue near Fifth Street.
The autopsy completed Friday
revealed that “Mr. Jones died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds,” said Maryville Police Chief
Tony Crisp this morning. Maryville officers Lt. Eddie Davis, 42, and Field Training Officer Kyle
Mitchell, 29, and Blount County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Gary Perkins, 37, all members of their
respective SWAT teams, were the officers involved.
There was not a single fatal gunshot,
he said. Jones died as a result of the multiple wounds.
been in law enforcement 18 years, 16 with Maryville and two with Alcoa police. Mitchell has been
in law enforcement 9 years, 7 with Maryville. Perkins has been with Blount County Sheriff’s Office
for 12 years.
Jones had a Taurus .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol
that had one live round left in the chamber. The handgun held about eight bullets. The officers
used .223-caliber semiautomatic rifles. Davis used a Rock River Arms rifle and Mitchell and
Perkins used Bushmaster Firearms International
The officers will undergo a critical incident debriefing
next week, Crisp said. It is not known when they will be taken off administrative leave at this
The last Maryville incident that involved the shooting death of a
suspect was May 31, 2007, during an attempt to rob a CVS pharmacy on Foothills Mall Drive in