BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a man who opened fire on a highway in Tennessee targeted police officers and others because he was troubled by incidents involving black people and law enforcement officers.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, identified as Lakeem Keon Scott revealed he was troubled by incidents across the U.S. The TBI says the suspect is black; the shooting victims are all white.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, City Officials Will Give COVID Update At 2 p.m.
Investigators say Scott killed one person and wounded three others, including a police officer. Scott had two guns early Thursday morning when he shot at a motel in Bristol, Tennessee, and then shot indiscriminately at several passing cars. When he was confronted by police, he fired at the three officers who responded.READ MORE: Trump Administration Officials To Testify On Jan. 6 Riot
The suspect was shot by the officers and is being treated at a hospital. He has not yet been charged.MORE NEWS: 2 Charged In Assault On Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick On Jan. 6 To Remain Behind Bars
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