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KCSO: Clinton man killed in officer-involved shooting

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a Clinton man dead Saturday morning in North Knoxville.

Dispatchers received a complaint at around 7:30 am Saturday about a suspicious male, possibly selling drugs in the parking lot of the Tanglewood Apartments on Tillery Road in North Knoxville. Officers from the Knoxville Police Department responded to the scene and say that when they approached the suspect’s car, the man drove at them. The KCSO, which is the investigating agency, says that at least one of the KPD officers feared for his safety and opened fire, striking the driver.

The driver, identified as 30-year-old Jason C. Minnick, died from his injuries. No officers were injured.

An autopsy will be performed and the findings of the ongoing KCSO investigation will be handed over the District Attorney’s office.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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