For the second time in less than a week, Knoxville Police Department officers exchanged gunfire with a fleeing suspect. Late Sunday night, KPD officers responded to a caller on Oglewood Avenue, who reported that her son-in-law was threatening to kill her and her family including two small children, which resulted in a chase and shooting, according to KPD Public Information Officer Darryl Debusk.
Jessie Lee Davis, 28, of Knoxville fired a shot toward the house from his vehicle before authorities arrived, Debusk said. Davis fled in his vehicle as officers responded to the call.
During the pursuit, Davis fired multiple shots at Officers James Cox and Tom LoBasso. One police cruiser was hit at least three times and the second was hit at least once but the officers were not injured. The officers returned fire, and Davis lost control of his vehicle and crashed, Debusk said.
Davis was transported to UT Medical Center to be checked and did not endure any injuries. Debusk said that Davis is being detained and interviewed by investigators.
Debusk said that there will a criminal investigation and an internal investigation which is standard when officers engage in shootings.