UPDATE: Police capture Georgia murder suspect accused of shooting 2 people in Knoxville


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Georgia murder suspect believed to be involved in a shooting in Knoxville on Sunday that injured two people is now in custody.

Knoxville police say Victor Parsons, 29, was arrested Monday morning in an East Knoxville neighborhood after receiving a tip from a citizen that Parsons was in the area. Officers spotted him walking down the street and took him into custody.

Knoxville police had been searching for Parsons after two people were shot at the intersection of Cedar Lane and Rowan Road on Sunday evening around 7 p.m.

Both victims, a woman and a two-year-old girl, were taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center with serious injuries. 

After a Knoxville police officer attempted to stop Parsons’s vehicle on Cherry Street, officers say Parsons struck a 13-year-old boy riding a scooter on Linden Avenue. Parsons was able to elude officers, abandon his vehicle on College Street and run.

The 13-year-old struck on Linden Avenue is currently being treated for serious but what appears to be non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Parsons is suspected of murder in Georgia.

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