KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — UPDATE Sept. 24
The Knoxville Police Department said it was informed that the 17-year-old male victim from the Sept. 8 shooting on Stone Road in South Knoxville died at the UT Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
His body was taken to the Regional Forensic Center as the investigation continues, according to officials.
The 17-year-old male suspect from the shooting turned himself in on Sept. 10 and was taken into custody on juvenile petitions for aggravated assault and minor in possession of a handgun, according to KPD.
Officials said he is still in custody at this time, and the Violent Crime Unit investigators are in consultation with the Knox County District Attorney’s Office regarding upgraded charges and prosecution.
This brings the number of people shot and killed in Knoxville to 33, tying last year’s record.
UPDATE Sept. 10
The Knoxville Police Department said Friday that the suspect involved in a Sept. 8 shooting in South Knoxville turned himself in to authorities.
Officials said he is 17 years old and was taken into custody for aggravated assault a handgun possession charges. Additional charges are pending, they said.
The victim is still hospitalized at UT Medical Center, officials said and is in critical condition. The circumstances of the shooting are also still being investigated, police said.
The Knoxville Police Department said a 17-year-old was found with gunshot wounds next to a vehicle in South Knoxville Wednesday afternoon. As of Thursday, they said he was still hospitalized in the University of Tennessee Medical Center and was in critical condition.
They said they responded to calls about a shooting on Stone Road at around 2:05 p.m. Police also said that the suspect ran away from the scene and that the suspect and victim knew each other.
As of Thursday afternoon, they were still searching for the suspect.
Because the incident happened near Mooreland Heights Elementary School, it was also briefly placed on lockdown, according to a release from officials.
Information about his condition was not immediately available and the circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated, police said.