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TBI: Man fatally shot by police after Knox County chase

A man is dead after leading police on a chase through several counties, according to the TBI
Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 5:09 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting that occurred in North Knox County Thursday night, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

A Jellico Police Department spokesperson told WVLT News it started at 11:30 p.m. on April 14 when Williamsburg and Kentucky State Police were chasing a suspect, later identified as 51-year-old Paul Derrick Moss II, in Whitley County, Kentucky.

The spokesperson said they picked up on the pursuit when it crossed into Tennessee state lines, along with Anderson and Campbell County authorities. The pursuit continued on I-75 south, crossing into Campbell, Anderson and Knox Counties, according to officials.

Investigators said the driver lost control and crashed just past the Raccoon Valley Road entrance ramp on I-75 in Knox County.

TBI agents said when officers approached the vehicle, they fired shots for “reasons still under investigation,” hitting the driver. The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

No officers are hurt. The TBI said they are still investigating why the officers fired shots.

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