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Update 4:30 p.m.

Maryville Police said two officers are on administrative leave with pay after a standoff with police Friday night.

Officers Ben Belitz and Steven Wickert shot Michael Huskey, 26, of Greenback after he refused to drop his weapon and pointed a gun at officers twice outside of This and That Store on E. Broadway Avenue.

Chief Tony Crisp, with Maryville Police Department, expects the investigation to wrap up Tuesday. Crisp said the officers should return to work sometime in the near future. The preliminary investigation has been ruled as "lawful and proper."

The District Attorney General will review the investigation once Maryville Police Department is finished.

Crews transported Huskey to UT Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Crisp said the bullets didn't hit any vital organs.

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A Greenback man is behind bars after a standoff with Maryville Police.

Michael Huskey, 26, was shot three times by officers Friday after he refused to drop his weapon and pointed a gun at officers twice.

Police Chief Tony Crisp said Hukey's girlfriend was worried when she noticed he was not home, and found his car and a weapon that had been discharged, along with a suicide note, in the parking lot of a Maryville business.

Crisp said officers found Huskey nearby, outside of This and That Store, located at 2013 E. Broadway Avenue.

Crisp said Huskey was ordered to drop his weapon, and instead pointed the gun at officers, showing the clip. That's when officers fired shots. Crisp said Huskey again pointed the gun at officers, and was shot at by officers for a second time. Huskey was hit a total of three times, but took off into a nearby creek.

Huskey was transported to University of Tennessee Medical for non-life threatening injuries. Crisp said the bullets did not hit any vital organs.

Crisp said Huskey was booked around 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the Blount County Detention Facility on two charges of aggravated assault.

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