Sheriff's deputy shot, suspect killed in West Knox Co. shooting

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Update 5:00 a.m.

(WBIR- West Knox County) The Knox County Sheriff's Department has identified the man who shot a Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Thursday afternoon.

21-year-old Jordan Camp was killed during an exchange of gunfire between him and the K.C.S.O's SWAT team.

Thursday, an officer spotted Camp, who at the time was wanted for charges stemming from a Sunday traffic incident.

When Camp saw the officer he ran and ended up inside a home at the Concord Trailer Park.

He told officers that he had two guns and barricaded himself in a back bedroom, before shooting one of the SWAT Team members in the leg.

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The Knox County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a deputy was shot in the leg Thursday afternoon during a shooting in West Knox County.

He was taken to UT Medical Center was in stable condition when he arrived at the hospital. He was in surgery several hours Thursday evening.

The suspect in the shooting was killed during an exchange of gunfire, according to KCSO. He was wanted on previous charges, including aggrivated assault.

"The suspect again, threatened suicide. He threatened to shoot our officers. During the negotiation, he did point a gun at the officers," said KCSO spokesperson Martha Dooley.

It happened before 3 p.m. Thursday at a mobile home at Concord Trailer Park near Canton Hollow Road.

The sheriff's office said the suspect was wanted for aggravated assault charges. They said when the suspect realized he was recognized by law enforcement, he fled into the woods and then into a mobile home. The resident who lived in that home was not there at the time.

The deputy was rushed from the scene in an ambulance escorted by police. I-40 was shut down from West Knox County to Alcoa Highway briefly for the ambulance.

"Now we have forensics going through; we have Major Crimes detectives going through, we have a lot of evidence gathering, as you quite imagine," Dooley added.

Neighbor Lisa Colburn lived in the same neighborhood, and said she did not hear gunshots at the time.

"The helicopters started coming around and the next thing I know they were swarming around there," Colburn said.

She did not know who the suspect is at this time. Other neighbors told 10News a name, but it has not been confirmed at this time.

"I don't know what happened. All I know is what you all know," she added.

The identies of both the suspect and officer injured have not been released.

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