Man shot by Knox police officer being charged


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Knoxville say a man shot by a
Knoxville police officer had been out of jail for just five days.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported 38-year-old Shannon Dwight
Garner was shot three times as he ran the sport utility vehicle he
was driving at Officer Brian Kauffman on Wednesday night. Police
said Kauffman was trying to stop Garner for a broken headlight.
The officer wasn't injured and is on routine administrative
Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Garner will be charged with
being a habitual motor vehicle offender upon release from a
hospital. He said other charges are expected.
DeBusk said medical personnel found a crack pipe as they tended
Garner's wounds.