On Monday, August 26th around 5:40pm, the Knoxville Police Department was investigating a hit-and-run that occured on 1716 Merchants Drive in North Knoxville, located just a few blocks from Norwood Elementary School and approximately six miles from UT campus.
The suspect, 33 year old Channara Tom Pheap DOB 7/28/1986, was a Knoxville resident.
While the investigation was taking place, a physical altercation arose between the officer and Pheap, which resulted in an officer-involved shooting.
Pheap was pronounced dead at the scene, and the officer was taken for evaluation of injuries at an area hospital. The officer was released from the hospital the night of.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency for this case and will release any additional information.
Updates will be posted as information is released.