KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two people are facing charges after a road rage shooting in Karns, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kimberly Glenn.
Marcus Watts,18, of Knoxville, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and Christopher Sentell, 20, of Maryville, is charged with accessory after the fact and reckless driving.
Glenn said the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday on West Emory Road near Karns Valley Drive.
In the arrest report, the victim said he was traveling on West Emory Road when a car pulled out in front of him. He claims to have “blown his horn” and “threw his hands up” at the Buick.
The Buick pulled over and got behind the victim, then swerved alongside the victim as they approached the intersection. The report said three gunshots were heard and later found to have struck his vehicle — one in the center of the driver’s door.
Police believe Watts shot at the victim’s vehicle, the arrest report states.
During the investigation, deputies found that Sentell was driving the vehicle and Watts was the passenger. Sentell allegedly fled the scene and then left the vehicle in a different location. Both suspects got into a vehicle with a stranger to go to La Barrington Boulevard, according to the arrest report’s narrative.
Sentell told officers that he did not know Watts was going to shoot the victim.
The investigation is being led by KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit.
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Anyone with information is asked to call KCSO Major Crimes Detective Shuford at 865-215-2243.