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Stabbing suspect dies after being shot by deputies

(WBIR) Elijah Jackson, a stabbing suspect who was shot by Knox County sheriff's deputies Friday morning, has died from his injuries.

KCSO said Jackson, 33, stabbed a customer during an altercation in the parking lot of the Farragut Market on August 16. There were warrants issued against Jackson for aggravated assault and violation of probation stemming from that incident.

Authorities said back in 2002, he was convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Friday morning, a deputy spotted Jackson in a Powell subdivision and tried to pull him over. Deputies say he rammed three KCSO cars and tried to run over several officers. That's when deputies shot him.

"They got him stopped. They jumped out of the car and then he tried to run over them. That's when shots were fired by our officers," said Martha Dooley with the sheriff's office.

Neighbors in the Mountain Mist Lane neighborhood say they heard the gunshots.

"It just sounded like a loud noise. You just knew it was a gunshot. You just didn't know where it was coming from," said Elizabeth Rose. "We've lived here about 60 years altogether, so nothing like this has ever happened."

Jackson was taken to UT Medical Center where he died.

Investigators say there was a female passenger in the gold SUV Jackson was driving, however she has not been identified.

No law enforcement officers were hurt.


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