Two charged after shots fired at Knoxville Police cruiser

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- A teenager is one of two people charged after one shot was fired at a Knoxville Police cruiser Wednesday in the Walter P. Taylor housing development.

KPD spokesperson Darrell DeBusk says officer Doyle Lee was patrolling through the housing development last night around 8:15 p.m. when he made eye contact with a group of men near 2205 Bethal Avenue.

DeBusk says as the cruiser was moving by the group, Officer Lee heard a shot fired in his direction. Neither the cruiser or Officer Lee was hit by the bullet. Lee gave chase to the group of men and was able to catch one, identified as Frank Cooper, Jr., 18. Cooper has been charged with possession of crack cocaine.

DeBusk says the investigation then led to another home where a 14 year old was found in possession of a .380 caliber handgun. He has been charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a handgun. He is being held in the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center, and will make an initial appearance in juvenile court today.

DeBusk says other charges could be pending in the investigation.

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