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Old 02-18-2021, 02:51 PM
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Default Knoxville, TN spook sprays lead: woman hospitalized, school bus damaged


Police arrest suspect in North Knoxville shooting that hospitalized woman, damaged school bus

Updated: Feb 18, 2021 / 01:52 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) The Knoxville Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection to shooting that injured a woman and damaged a Knox County school bus Wednesday.

Paul Foutner, 30
, of Knoxville, has been arrested and charged for the shooting that occurred on February 17, 2021 on N. Central Street near Atlantic Avenue. Foutner is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

The victim remains in very critical condition at UT Medical Center, according to a release.

Knoxville Police responded around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday to North Central Street and Atlantic Avenue for a reported shooting with a victim.

Police say the woman was driving near the intersection of the two streets when she was hit by gunfire. Police found the vehicle crashed into a building. The woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries.

KPD also reports that a Knox County school bus was struck by a bullet during the shooting. Three people, one of whom is a student, were on board at the time of the shooting but police say no one on the bus was injured.
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