Police Cadet Shoots Man at Ex’s House, Injures 2, Shot Dead

Cadet Michael William Little, 21, of Knoxville, was shot and killed after he allegedly gunned down Travis Donald Wegener, 28, of Anderson County, at the home of Little’s ex-girlfriend, police said.

Little also shot his ex-girlfriend and her mother, seriously injuring her mother, at their home, at 5206 Inskip Road, at approximately 11:28 p.m. Friday, police said.

When officers arrived on the scene they discovered four people had been shot. Wegener was pronounced dead at the scene. Little was pronounced dead upon arrival at University of Tennessee Medical Center, authorities said.

…According to the preliminary investigation, Little went to the Inskip Road residence to see his ex-girlfriend. The two had been separated for a couple of weeks. After arriving at the Womack home, Little spoke to the family and Wegener, a family friend, all gathered on the back patio of the residence.

After the conversation Little was walking down the driveway toward his vehicle when he pulled a .45 caliber handgun and shot Ashley’s mother and Wegener.

Little then went to the back of the home and shot Ashley Womack, police said. The teen’s brother, 22-year-old Joshua Womack, tried to protect his family by retrieving a .22 caliber rifle from inside the home. Little was shot more than once during an exchange of gunfire between the two.

Police: Cadet dies after shooting his ex and her mom and killing a family friend. Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/16/2014.

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