PIGEON FORGE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Samuel Charles Talbott has been identified as the victim in a deadly police-involved shooting in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Monday.
“Sammy” Talbott, 42, allegedly displayed a knife and grabbed an individual as deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a residence in Pigeon Forge on Monday.
Negotiators attempted to get the suspect to exit the home peacefully but eventually fired one shot fatally striking Talbott.
According to a release from the Pigeon Forge Police Department, officers were attempting to serve the warrant around 10:30 a.m. Monday in the 2800 block of Suncrest Drive. When confronted, Talbott revealed a knife and grabbed another individual who was inside the residence, reports WKRN.
Talbott was shot once and pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.
No other injuries occurred during the incident.
It is unclear if the involved officers were placed on leave pending results of the investigation, as is standard protocol.
Geo quick facts: Pigeon Forge, a mountain town and vacation area in eastern Tennessee, is the home of Dollywood, country singer Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed park consisting of rides, an adjoining water park and a museum of her costumes and memorabilia. The city’s other attractions include country music revues like the Smoky Mountain Opry, dinner theaters such as Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and outlet malls – wikipedia.