UPDATE: The man shot by officers in McMinn County, after allegedly killing his wife and setting buildings on fire, is out of the hospital and booked in the McMinn County Jail.

According to court records, Roger Branson faces felony charges of murder, arson and especially aggravated kidnapping.

He is being held in jail on a $850,000 bond.


UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating a domestic situation, arson and officer-involved shooting in McMinn County. 

According to TBI, McMinn County deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the 200 block of County Road in McMinn County.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a male subject, identified as Roger L. Branson.

Branson was barricaded inside the residence and was threatening to harm his wife. 

As deputies tried to negotiate, Branson refused to cooperate.

Branson shot his wife after she attempted to escape.

Soon after, deputies encountered Branson at the back of the residence, where he fired shots at them. Deputies shot back and struck him.

Branson was transported to the hospital. His wife was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a developing story.


PREVIOUS STORY: The TBI is investigating a domestic situation, arson and officer-involved shooting in McMinn County. 

McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy says deputies responded to a domestic situation and several buildings on fire at a home on County Road 288. 

They saw a male suspect holding a female hostage. 

The male appeared to have started a fire inside the home and fired shots from inside. 

The suspect shot at deputies.

A female was found dead. 

The male was taken to a hospital and will face criminal charges.