Burglary in North Knoxville neighborhood ends in violence

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A burglary in North Knoxville ended in violence after a man surprises and shoots a suspect several times early on Sunday morning.

The Knoxville Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area off of 2239 Lawson Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

According to officers, 41-year-old Wallace Hann was in the middle of breaking into a car on Lawson Avenue when Donald Williams confronted him and then shot him.

Hann was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center were he is listed in critical condition.

The Williams was later found by officers and is being interviewed by investigators from the Knoxville Police Department.

No criminal charges have been filed at this time.


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