Shoplifting suspect shot by deputies in Knoxville


Shoplifting suspect shot by police

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CNN) – A shoplifting suspect is dead after being shot by a Knox County deputy at a sporting goods store in West Knoxville.

Authorities say deputies noticed someone trying to shoplift from the store and followed him into the parking lot, where the suspect refused commands to stop.

He then got into a vehicle, struck one deputy with his car and ran over another deputy.

One of the deputies fired shots at the suspect, who died at the scene.

The suspect’s car crashed into at least two parked vehicles.

The deputies were not critically hurt.

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