No arrests or charges will be made at this time pertaining to the double shooting that took place on Friday, July 20, 2018 (see below for additional information on the shooting).
SPD detectives have concluded the gun found at the scene, a 9mm Glock pistol, was used to shoot both men and that no other persons were involved in the incident.
After completing their investigation, SPD detectives presented the evidence collected to the District Attorney General’s Office, who subsequently declined to prosecute Mr. Moyer because the evidence supports that Mr. Barron’s death occurred as a result of self-defense on the part of Mr. Moyer, and therefore there was no probable cause that a crime had been committed.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.
Sevierville Police Department officers responded to a 911 call from a passerby yesterday evening, Friday, July 20, 2018 at approximately 11:41PM. A motorist at the Hampton Inn, 681 Winfield Dunn Parkway (Highway 66), reported that a man in the parking lot appeared to be having a medical problem and had unsuccessfully attempted to enter their vehicle.
The first officer to arrive found an adult male in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The officer also discovered another adult male in a nearby truck with a gunshot wound to his head.
The male with the head injury, Jamie Scott Barron, 27 years old from Gadsden, Alabama, was later pronounced dead at LeConte Medical Center. James Douglas Moyer, 28 years old from Piedmont, Alabama was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment and was later released.