Just half a day after a shooting in Fort Sanders, the Knoxville Police Department has released information on the suspect and victims, one of whom is listed as a UT student.
KPD said Wednesday that a Knoxville man with a history of criminal activity has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting at the Highland Terrace apartment complex Tuesday night. The shooting left three wounded, including the suspect.
After responding at 8:11 p.m. to a reported shooting at 13th Street and Highland Avenue, KPD found Brandon Middlebrook, 25, at the corner of 21st Street and Highland Avenue, nearly eight blocks from the crime scene. He had at least one gunshot wound.
Knoxville police stated that once Middlebrook is released from the University of Tennessee Medical Center, he will be charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated robbery and a possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.
Middlebrook's bail has been set at $1,015,000.
Past charges for Middlebrook include: aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, theft, aggravated assault, vandalism and attempted robbery.
KPD did not immediately release the condition of the two victims, both 21 and identified as Aundre Bufond and Macee Peterkin, but the release said the two are expected to survive their injuries.
The release also said KPD is working in conjunction with University of Tennessee officials to determine whether Bufond or Peterkin are university students. The UT campus directory lists Peterkin as a senior in food science and technology.
A search warrant was obtained and carried out by Knoxville police at the apartment where the shots were fired. Reported seized items included: 2 oz. of marijuana, a multitude of plastic baggies, digital scales, a marijuana grinder, a marijuana pipe, three boxes of ammo, a loaded magazine for a handgun and multiple shell casings.
A handgun was discovered in the parking lot, which KPD officials believe was used during the shooting.
A third person, female, was reported to be in the apartment at the time of the shooting. She was not injured.
This article will continue to update as information develops.
UPDATE: The official police report can be seen here.