KPD Arrests Two Juveniles After a Pursuit Tuesday Night

Knoxville Police made an arrest Tuesday evening of two juveniles following a pursuit.

 

Release from KPD:

 

Around 8:15 Tuesday night, Knoxville Police Department officers observed a silver Toyota Camry on Western Avenue that matched the description of a vehicle that was possibly involved in two shootings that occurred earlier in the day in the area of Moses Avenue and College Street. No injuries were reported as a result of either shooting.

 

Upon initiating the traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, the vehicle fled from officers. Officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed at the ramp to I-275 South from Baxter Avenue. The occupants then fled from the vehicle and officers continued to pursue the suspects on foot. Following that foot pursuit, two juvenile male suspects were taken into custody.

 

One suspect, a 16-year-old male, was found in possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia, while a backpack was also recovered that contained a black handgun. The 16-year-old male is facing multiple charges. The second suspect, a 17-year-old male, was charged with possession of a handgun by a juvenile and evading arrest. Additionally, both suspects were charged with auto theft as it was discovered that the vehicle was reported as stolen out of Knox County.

 

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be added

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