Shoplifting Suspect Dead After Running Over Two Tennessee Deputies

A shoplifting suspect is dead and two deputies were treated for non-life threatening injuries after a dramatic episode unfolded in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Two Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies working a shoplifting task force noticed a suspect steal items from a sporting goods store on Friday night.

When they pursued the individual through the parking lot, the man refused the officers’ commands to stop.

The suspect instead got into a car and ran over one of the officers and struck the other. One of the officers discharged his firearm at the suspect, who crashed his vehicle and died on scene. 

Both deputies were subsequently treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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