IDs released for suspect shot by Knox Co. deputy , 2nd suspect

IDs released for suspect shot by Knox Co. deputy , 2nd suspect

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The incident was at Kroger at 189 Brooklawn Street Wednesday afternoon. The incident was at Kroger at 189 Brooklawn Street Wednesday afternoon.
Alfred Compton's car was later found abandoned in Jefferson County along Highway 11E. Alfred Compton's car was later found abandoned in Jefferson County along Highway 11E.

FARRAGUT (WATE) -- The sheriff's office has released the names of the suspect shot by an off-duty Knox County sheriff's deputy Wednesday afternoon and a second suspect still on the run. 

Alfred Compton, 46, is accused of trying to run over the deputy. His passenger, Andrew Compton, is also wanted in this incident.

Alfred's car was found abandoned in Jefferson County along Highway 11E Wednesday night. Then he was found at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Alfred arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck area, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Martha Dooley.

He was flown to UT Medical Center in Knoxville for further treatment. After he was treated and released, Alfred was taken to the Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility.

Alfred is charged with attempted first degree murder, evading arrest, driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident. He's being held on a combined bond of $215,000.

The search for the two Comptons began Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. They were suspected of shoplifting at Kroger at 189 Brooklawn Street in Farragut.

According to the sheriff's office, when off-duty Deputy Grayson Fritz approached the men, Alfred tried to run him over with their car.

Alfred missed the deputy and hit another car. That car hit another vehicle, causing a chain reaction.

Deputy Fritz wasn't injured. He fired at least one shot into the driver's side window of Alfred's car.

"I heard four shots and then just thought a car back fired, but then I saw the deputy shooting and the car trying to get away with the door open," Delores Duff said.

Other shoppers at Kroger said they were in complete disbelief about what happened.

"You just don't normally pull up to the grocery store with police cars all over and it just nerve racking," Jackie Dehler said.

Andrew Compton is described as around 300 pounds, 6' and appearing to be in his mid 30s. 

He was last seen wearing a blue and red stripped shirt and khaki pants.

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