KCSO investigates officer involved shooting that left 1 dead, suspect identified

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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Knoxville Police Officer-involved shooting that left a man dead. 

That man was identified as Jason Minnick of Clinton.

According to reports, around 7:30 a.m. Police responded to reports of a suspicious man, later identified as Minnick, possibly dealing drugs in the parking lot of Tanglewood Apartments on Tillery Road.

When officer’s approached the Minnick’s vehicle on foot, Minnick drove in the direction of officers.

Fearing for their lives, one of the officers fired into the vehicle striking Minnick. Minnick died of his injuries.

The Knox County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy.

No officers were injured in the incident.

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