KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A man was charged after a road rage shooting in Knoxville.
Jason Avery Brooks, 42, was booked into the Roger D. Wilson Facility on Friday and released on a $10,000 bond.
Knoxville police believe Brooks was driving a Honda Odyssey van when he stopped in the lane of traffic on Rutledge Pike on August 8. This caused Charles Dunaway, who was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck, to swerve to avoid a collision.
Police said Dunaway got out of his vehicle to confront Brooks, and that’s when the driver fired multiple times.
Brooks fled the scene, according to the report. There were two children and a female passenger in the van with him.
Dunaway was shot in the leg and was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. He was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Police asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect by releasing photos and a video of the Honda Odyssey van.
During a court hearing Monday, it was revealed that Brooks did not have a handgun carry permit. His next court date is expected to be September 26.