Brian Keith Stalans, 44, Identified As Suspect In Killing Of Tenn Police Officer

Brian Keith Stalans

Knoxville News Sentinel‎ – The shooter, identified as Brian Keith Stalans, 44, was taken into custody and is being held for investigation pending charges that will likely be placed on him Friday, according to the Blount Count Sheriff’s Office.

The officer, whose name was being withheld pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said. He said some family members of the officer, who is the father of three children, were out of town and couldn’t be reached.

The chief asked for prayers as he spoke at a news conference outside the emergency room just before dusk.