KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Three people were found shot in the Fort Sanders
neighborhood Tuesday night. Police believe the three knew each other and
that one of them was the shooter.
Officers say they responded to a shots fired call at 215 13th Street around 8:11 p.m. When they arrived, they found Aundre Buford,
21, and Macee Peterkin, 21, both suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Both were taken to UT Medical Center.
Another gunshot victim, Brandon Middlebrook, 25, was found on 21st
Street near Highland Avenue. He was also taken to UT Medical Center.
All three are expected to survive.
Police were able to obtain a search warrant for the 13th Street
apartment based on evidence recovered from the scene and information
developed during the investigation.
The Knoxville Police Department Repeat Offender Squad discovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and various items from weapons.
Middlebrook is believed to be the shooter. When he is released from
UT Medical Center, he will be charged with two counts of attempted first
degree murder, one count of aggravated robbery and one count of
possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.
will be $1,015,000.
Middlebrook has a criminal history that includes charges of
aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, theft, aggravated assault,
vandalism and attempted robbery.
Investigators plan to interview the victims Wednesday to determine if
there are any other suspects. They are also working to determine if
either victim is a student at UT.
Charges related to items discovered at the apartment are pending.