KPD: Man arrested for shooting stepson in torso

KNOXVILLE - Knoxville police officers arrested a man for shooting his stepson in the torso on Monday morning.

Jeffery Thomas and his stepson Richard Weaver were in an argument at their home on the 300 block of Ben Hur Avenue around 6:59 a.m. Monday, according to KPD.

KPD said Weaver left the home and Thomas locked him out. Weaver then kicked down the door, and the two argued again for a brief period before Thomas shot Weaver.

The bullet grazed Weaver in the left side of his torso. Weaver ran from the home and called the police.

Officers took Thomas into custody at Martin Luther King Junior Avenue and Cherry Street around 8:10 a.m. Monday.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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