Roane County suspect charged, indicted after deadly shooting

A suspect in a Roane County shooting that happened in March has been indicted and charged by a Roane County grand jury.
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 5:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2023 at 12:21 PM EDT
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ROANE CO., Tenn. (WVLT) - A suspect in a Roane County shooting that happened in March has been indicted and charged by a Roane County grand jury. The shooting injured three people, including the shooter himself, according to Roane County Sheriff’s Office officials.

The shooting happened at Midtown Body Shop and involved three victims, two women and a man. That suspect was identified as Brian Wilson.

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed at least one person was killed. All victims were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Wilson himself was taken to the hospital after being shot, officials said. Witnesses told deputies the shooter walked in and shot the first victim and then continued to search for more people. Stockton said Wilson knew at least two of the victims.

A trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol shot Wilson in the front yard of an abandoned home close to the body shop, according to officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

“The trooper encountered the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, in the nearby front yard of an abandoned house, in the 100 block of Dogwood Lane. There, the suspect turned toward the trooper in an aggressive fashion as he raised his gun, after which the trooper fired his service weapon, striking and injuring the suspect, who was subsequently hospitalized.”

TBI Officials

At least eight agencies responded to the scene, according to Stockton.

Wilson bonded out of jail the morning of the shooting. Stockton said he was a suspect in a previous house fire.

Wilson was also charged in 2022, with two counts of domestic assault, one count of assault, one count of child abuse where the child is under 8 and vandalism, according to the Roane Co. Sheriff’s Office Inmate Database.

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Wilson was charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder (three counts), aggravated assault (three counts), burglary, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon (two counts) and possession of a firearm with intent to go armed.