Rebeka Hammonds, Knoxville, Tennessee — Knox County District Attorney General Sharm Allen announced last week’s deadly police shooting at Austin East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Allen announced at a press conference on Tuesday that the incident was determined to be a legitimate shooting.
by Associated Press, Allen said officer Jonathan Clavau and three other officers who attended the shooting on April 12 were not guilty of anything. 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. was shot dead and Knoxville Bill police officer Adam Wilson was injured.
According to AP, Wilson was accidentally shot by Clavau.
Allen said at a press conference that he would “have to come up with a better process” to release footage of a deadly shooting body camera and review and publish footage of a shooting incident involving police officers.
In the video, four Knoxville police officers responded to high school after Thompson’s ex-girlfriend’s mother called 911 about domestic violence.
Police officers did not know when Thompson had a gun, but were seen entering the toilet where he believed Thompson was.
Police officers are then seen in a video trying to find and arrest Thompson. When an officer grabbed Thompson’s right arm, the video shows that Thompson’s left arm was in the pocket of a sweatshirt with a pistol. The video shows the barrel peaking out of a sweatshirt pocket. USA Today report.
Thompson’s gun disappeared and hit the trash can. The shot confused police officers who thought their lives were at stake and one of them could have been injured.
Clavau then removed his weapon and shot Thompson on his shoulder. When Thompson fell to the ground and other police officers surrounded him, Clavau fired again.
Allen said at a news conference that police officers were unaware that Thompson was shot up to two minutes after being handcuffed and turned over. At that time, they witnessed a large amount of blood and requested medical assistance from a school nurse.
Rebekah Hammonds at WTVF I first reported this story.
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