AC-T: Forest Service officer, service dog shot and killed

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Friday that a U.S. Forest Service officer and his service dog were shot and killed as they attempted to apprehend a man suspected of killing his parents.

Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant said the assailant, Troy David Whisnant, 38, was shot and killed Wednesday after a manhunt north of Morganton.

Forest Service officer Jason Crisp, 39, of Marion, was shot around 2:30 p.m. during the manhunt that involved more than 100 local, state and federal officers. Whisenant said Crisp had been ambushed, his police dog killed and his .45-caliber pistol and magazine were stolen.


Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.