Knox County District Attorney to Hold Press Conference to Discuss the Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin-East

Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen will be holding a press conference today to discuss the case of the officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnate High School Student and answer questions according to our TV News Partner, WVLT.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigating looking into the incident and confirm the student’s identity. They say 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. was killed during Monday’s incident.

TBI says a struggle ensued between officers and Thompson Jr., during which the student’s gun was fired. Law enforcement responded by firing their weapons twice. Agents say, despite earlier reports that the student fired the shots that struck an officer, the investigation has revealed the bullet that struck Officer Adam Willson was not fired from Thompson’s gun.

The investigation remains on-going.

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