No crimes committed by officers in deadly Knox Co. shooting

Officials: No crimes committed by officers in deadly Knox Co. shooting

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Officers swarm the scene of the June 2013 shooting. Officers swarm the scene of the June 2013 shooting.
Jordan Camp (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Jordan Camp (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Sgt. Mike Ledbetter (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Sgt. Mike Ledbetter (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office says an investigation revealed there were no crimes committed by any of the officers involved in a deadly shooting at a Knox County trailer park in June.

Officials say the incident happened at a trailer park on Canton Hollow Road on June 20. Jordan Camp, 21, had barricaded himself inside a trailer and pointed a gun at officers multiple times.

Camp was wanted on two outstanding warrants of criminal assault and fleeing the scene of an accident.

The Knox County Office of Professional Standards says the KCSO Negotiation Team talked to Camp for two hours while SWAT team officers positioned themselves inside and outside the mobile home.

The office says Camp was warned not to point his semi-automatic rifle at officers, but did so on two occasions.

On the second occasion, he pointed the gun directly in a SWAT officer's face. The officer fired, as did other officers inside the home.

A ballistics report indicates officers fired 49 rounds, but Camp did not fire his weapon as originally believed.

An autopsy showed Camp was hit 17 times and died from multiple gunshot wounds.

SWAT team member Sgt. Mike Ledbetter was hit in the leg by a ricochet wound. He has returned to work as he continues to heal.

The Knox County District Attorney General's Office issued a letter on October 14 stating that upon review of the information, "the shooting does not rise to a level of criminal culpability with regard to any of the officers involved."


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