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Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting in South Knoxville

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident in South Knoxville.
KPD, TBI on the scene of officer involved shooting incident
KPD, TBI on the scene of officer involved shooting incident(KPD)
Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 6:54 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2020 at 8:54 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident in South Knoxville.

The TBI, identified 36-year-old Zacharaih Allen as the suspect involved in the incident.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, officers responded to a reported domestic-related burglary in process on the 4300 block of Immanuel Street on Saturday, July 11 around 2:48 p.m.

Upon arrival officers said a male suspect was found on the scene armed with a knife. When officers reportedly deployed a taser in attempt to take the customer into custody, they say he began to attack officers.

“A KPD officer fired his department issued handgun, striking the suspect. The suspect was immediately transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. No officers were injured during this incident,” a release read from KPD.

The TBI is on scene and will be the lead investigating agency ‘per department policy'.

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