Deadly Mall Shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Police say a Reno Clothing Store employee was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting inside Knoxville Center Mall, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

KPD Spokesman Darrell DeBusk says the suspect appears to have been involved in a dispute with an employee at Reno when he allegedly shot him multiple times. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene.

DeBusk says the suspect took off, but was confronted by two officers right outside of the store. The suspect fired at the two officers, and the officers returned fire hitting the suspect twice.

The officers were not hurt, and the suspect was taken to UT Medical Center.

DeBusk says police have recovered the weapon used in the attack.


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