The suspect shot by an officer responding to a domestic violence incident has been charged with attempted arson.
The Morristown Police Department said 52-year-old Lanny Chris Carroll has been charged with criminal attempt to commit aggravated burglary and criminal attempt to commit aggravated arson.
Police said his estranged wife reported he attempted to break into her home through the back kitchen window she had barricaded. Police said he then tried to set the home on fire and threatened to "burn them up" when he was unable to get inside.
Police said the wife was in the residence with her bedridden father at the time and that Carroll had not lived in the home for approximately two months.
The Morristown Police Department said an officer shot in Carroll in the chest when they responded to the incident. The officer was unharmed and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has agents looking into the shooting.
According to the TBI, the shooting happened on Dedra Street.
According to MPD, officers were dispatched about 10 a.m. to 3415 Dedra Street to respond to a domestic situation.
Officers said they gave verbal commands for Carroll to stop and show his hands. Police said he initially complied, but when they tried to handcuff him they said he pulled away and drew a gun.
An officer pulled out his gun and fired, hitting Carroll in the chest. He was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Morristown police said this is not the first time they've responded to a call at Carroll's home.
"He does have a history of both drugs and violence," said Major Michelle Jones.
"We had an incident a couple months ago that they had to come down here, pretty much to the same trailer, death with a situation," said neighbor Charles Sellers.
He and other neighbors who heard the shots Tuesday morning were not surprised to see police at Carroll's home.
But say they're thankful the officers are keeping them safe.
"No officer ever wants to take anyone's life," Jones said. "That's the last thing that any officer wants to do. But we all know the reality is that may be sometimes what we have to do to protect others or protect ourselves. So they're prepared."
Jones said this is the first officer-involved shooting the Morristown Police Department has had since July 2015.
The officer involved in the incident was placed on a 24-hour administrative leave, per department protocol.
His name has not been released.
TBI is investigating the circumstances of the shooting.
"TBI special agents will gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence as part of this ongoing investigation," a TBI statement said. "As in any case, our investigative findings will be shared with the district attorney general throughout the process for his consideration and review."