Knox County deputies take 2 in custody after being shot at through motel door

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Update (4:30 p.m.): The Sevierville Police Department reported that it helped bring the two suspects into custody after the standoff outside the motel.

According to police, they were called to the Days Inn motel after receiving reports of gun shots being fired.

The SPD SWAT team responded to the scene and, after about 30 minutes, the two suspects were taken into custody by SPD.

Police said the suspects involved were a man and a woman.

Two hand guns were also recovered from the scene.

The names of the suspects will be released when warrants have been obtained.

Update (2:47 p.m.): KCSO reporting that officers were shot at through a motel door by two suspects as they were approaching the room.

The officers did not return fire, and none were injured.

After a brief standoff, KCSO took the two suspects into custody.

Prior to the shooting, KCSO officers responded to the Days Inn in reference to a burglary and stolen vehicle just after 1 p.m.

Original Story:

Two people have been taken into custody by law enforcement officers after a report of “shots fired” near a Days Inn at Exit 407 on Interstate 40 in Sevier County.

Sevier and Knox County deputies have responded to the scene. We believe there have been no injuries.

Please check back frequently. We are updating this story as we receive additional reports.

Law enforcement officers on the scene Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at a Days Inn near Exit 407 of Insterstate 40, (WATE)


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