Monday, September 21, 2009

Tennessee: Homeowner shoots teenager in his driveway

Knoxville, Tennessee

From WBIR of September 19, 2009
Homeowner shoots teenager in his driveway

Investigators are trying to piece together the series of events that led to a teenager being shot by a homeowner in South Knox county.

Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at 837 Lester Road, shortly before 11 p.m. Friday night.

Jonathan and Kara Stevens told investigators they were at home when they heard their pit bulls barking.

They armed themselves with a pistol and flashlight as they went outside to investigate.

The couple told detectives a teenager jumped out from behind a car in their driveway and pointed gun a 12 gauge shotgun at them.

Jonathan Stevens said he shot the 15 year old twice and believes the teenager shot at them twice before they ran back into their home.

Neighbors say the suspect collapsed in their driveway after the shooting.

Deputies found the teenager laying in the road with two gun shot wounds in his upper torso.

Rural Metro took the suspect to UT Medical Center.

The homeowners were not hurt.

Deputies said three other juveniles got away in a car. One has been questioned, but no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed

Detectives say Stevens and the teenager knew each other and they believe the motive was robbery.

They are not releasing the name or condition of the teenager.

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