1 injured in officer-involved shooting

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department responded to an officer involved shooting Sunday morning on Inskip Drive.

Around 8:50 a.m., an officer saw a man and woman on bicycles acting suspiciously. KPD spokesperson Darrell DeBusk says the pair were carrying several bags and a weed eater.

DeBusk said an officer began to question the subjects, and the man, identified as Timothy Tillery, attacked the officer, taking her taser. The officer fired a shot at Tillery, grazing his chest and striking his arm.

Timothy Tilley (Source: Knoxville Police Department)

Tillery was transported to UT Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and taken to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Center.

The officer was treated for minor injuries and released.

Police say Tillery, who is homeless, had a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear. He is being held on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. His bond is set at $12,500.

The woman was questioned and released.

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