KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department said the murder suspect from Georgia who authorities have accused of shooting a two-year-old girl and an adult female on Rowan Road Sunday is now in custody.
The suspect is also accused of injuring a 13-year-old boy with his car while running from police Sunday evening on Linden Avenue. On April 18, KPD announced the man received additional charges relating to the hit-and-run.
KPD said Victor Parson of Dekalb County, Georgia was captured Monday morning by a member of KPD Special Operations Squad & KPD patrol units. Officers received a tip from a citizen in an East Knoxville neighborhood.
Parson's court date was delayed Wednesday until April 23.
Along with his murder charge in Georgia, Parson is also charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Handgun, and Fugitive from Justice.
Shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, the Knoxville Police Department was called to the 5000 block of Rowan Road for a shooting.
When officers arrived, they found an adult female and a two-year-old female had both been shot. Both victims were rushed to UT Medical Center with serious injuries.
According to the police report, Parson was at a home on 5014 Rowan Road with a longtime friend when he pulled out a handgun and shot the friend's two-year-old daughter in the abdomen. The bullet exited the child and struck his girlfriend, 21-year-old Narrica Baccus, in the leg. The child's father, Troy Anderson, grabbed the child and left the home with his girlfriend, fearing Parson would shoot again.
As of Wednesday morning, Baccus has been released from the hospital. The condition of the toddler is not known at this time.
Police say that during the investigation it was determined that the suspect, Parsons, was wanted out of DeKalb County, Georgia for an early morning murder that occurred in their jurisdiction.
Police were able to release a description of the suspect and vehicle officers across Knoxville. A KPD Officer located the suspect vehicle on Cherry Street and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to stop for police.
Police say that while the suspect was running from officers, Parson struck a thirteen-year-old male with his vehicle who was riding a scooter on Linden Avenue. The boy was taken to a local hospital and is currently being treated for serious but what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. Parson was charged with aggravated assault, failure to render aid, evading arrest and driving on a suspended license in relation to this incident.
Police said he took them on a car chase to Western Heights along Beaumont Avenue abandon his car in an alley off of College St. then ran from officers on foot.
The investigation is on-going, and in addition to the murder charges from Georgia, KPD Investigators intend on charging him with multiple felony charges locally.
WVLT's Robert Grant spoke to neighbors who said they heard gunfire on Cedar Lane just after 6 p.m Sunday night.
WVLT News will continue to update this developing story.