Suspect in West Knox County standoff identified - WKRN News 2

Suspect in West Knox County standoff identified

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Officials swarm the scene of the shooting. Officials swarm the scene of the shooting.
Ambulances arrive with a police escort at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Ambulances arrive with a police escort at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Jordan Camp (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Jordan Camp (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A suspect was killed and a Knox County deputy injured during a standoff in West Knox County Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened at the Concord Mobile Home Park off of Canton Hollow Road.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office said Jordan Camp, 21, ran into the park after deputies stopped him on previous warrants.

Officers spotted Camp inside a mobile home, leading to a search that included K9 officers and helicopters.

"He had barricaded himself in a back bedroom and he told an officer he had at least two guns, he was threatening to commit suicide and also threatened to shoot the officer," said KCSO spokesperson Martha Dooley

The SWAT team attempted to negotiate with the suspect but Camp fired an unknown number of shots outside at officers, injuring a deputy in the leg.

"We had an officer who was shot, gun fire was exchanged and the suspect was killed," Dooley said.

The deputy was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center. He underwent surgery and was taken out of surgery just after 11 p.m.

No other deputies were hurt.

The sheriff's office performed roadblocks along the highway between the Lovell Road area and the Cherokee Trail exit where University of Tennessee Medical Center is located in order to expedite the deputy's ambulance.

The Concord Mobile Home Park is filled with children, making it a tense situation Thursday afternoon.

"I was in my doorway and I'm just like seven trailers down from there," said Alicia Guitierrez. "I heard a bunch of gun shots go off, about 20 rounds."

Linda Colburn didn't hear the gunshots but saw the helicopters circling.

"Next thing we know, we were bombarded and they blocked off the trailer park," Colburn said.

Neighbors say an older man lives in the mobile home where the suspect barricaded himself.  Camp did not live there but had some connection to the home, according to officials.

The owner was questioned at the scene, but was not taken into custody according to Dooley.

Deputies had been searching for Camp earlier in the day.

"We were looking for him so we were aware of who he was so that's why the officer was able to spot him in the area."

Camp had outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and violation of probation.

The name of the injured deputy will be released pending notification of the victim's family.

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