(WBIR) Knoxville police said a man shot by police last weekend will soon face charges.
Officers responded to a domestic assault call on the 2100 block of Texas Avenue in Lonsdale Homes at about 11 p.m. Saturday.
When police arrived, they said Teros Anderson Sweeney, 39, became violent and assaulted an officer. During the altercation, Officer Darrell Sexton shot Sweeney one time in the leg, according to a Knoxville Police Department release. Crews took Sweeney to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Police said in a release that Sweeney will be charged with aggravated assault on an officer and criminal impersonation.
Officials said Sweeney has a long criminal history that includes kidnapping, aggravated robbery, weapon charges, and resisting arrest. He's also currently wanted by the U.S. Marshals Offices on a weapons violation.
Officer Sexton is a K-9 officer and has been with the department since 1999. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation results.
(WBIR) The suspect in a domestic assault investigation became violent and was shot by police late Saturday night, according to KPD.
Authorities said officers responded to a domestic assault call on the 2100 block of Texas Avenue in Lonsdale Homes around 11 p.m. Saturday.
Once on the scene, police say the suspect became violent and an officer shot him one time in the leg during a physical altercation.
The suspect was taken to UT Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. KPD said charges are pending for the suspect.
According to KPD, the officer who shot the man will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation results.
Authorities said the suspect's name will be released once charges are filed.