On Sunday, May 22, John Homer Moyers, 50, was involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife, Brenda Moyers.
She called 911 to advise them of the situation that was currently taking place. Moyers could be heard in the background threatening to burn the house down and also that he was going to kill the first officer that came to his residence.
When officers responded to the home, Moyers was inside an outbuilding behind the residence. They negotiated with him trying to get him to come out but he continued to say they would not take him to jail alive. After several minutes, Moyers emerged firing at the officers. Moyers died as a result of the shootout with officers.
Sheriff David Ray requested that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation take over the case. They have been in Claiborne County throughout the past week conducting their investigation.
The three officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
According to Sheriff David Ray, counselors will also be brought in to speak with family members, officers and other emergency personnel that were involved in the shooting that night.
“Any situation like this has to be fully investigated,” Sheriff Ray said, “It is a day by day process and everything is going smoothly.”
Sheriff Ray reiterated that this is the kind of situation could happen when officers respond to any kind of domestic situation.