Police: Stepfather shoots stepson after argument in Knoxville

Jeffery Thomas (source: Knox County Detention Center)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man was shot after an argument in Knoxville Monday morning.

Investigators say Jeffery Thomas and his stepson Richard Weaver were having an argument at 305 Ben Hur Avenue. Thomas locked Weaver outside of the home when the stepson left the residence. When he came back, Weaver kicked the door open, according to the report. Investigators believe Thomas shot Weaver after another argument.

The left side of Weaver’s torso was grazed and the victim left the home and called the police.

Knoxville police arrested Thomas at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr Ave and Cherry around 8:10 a.m.

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