Man dead after officer-involved shooting at Knoxville's Turkey Creek

(PHOTO: Knox Co. Sheriff's Office / WBIR)

Authorities say a man has been fatally shot by Tennessee law enforcement officers who were trying to arrest him on charges including theft and endangerment. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says in a news release Tuesday that 32-year-old Brandon S. Lambert of Alcoa was shot about 9 p.m. Monday and taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he died. The release says Lambert resisted officers and rammed law enforcement vehicles with his own vehicle when they tracked him to the Turkey Creek shopping area. It says two sheriff's officers and one from the U.S. Marshals Service fired at Lambert. No officers were injured. There was no word on whether Lambert was armed.

The sheriff's office officers are on administrative leave with pay while the case is investigated. KCSO said Lambert was wanted out of Blount County for theft, evading arrest, and reckless endangerment. He was wanted for evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, and other motor vehicle violations from the Knoxville Police Department. He rammed a police vehicle during a pursuit in Maryville last weekend, and evaded arrest in Knoxville on Feb. 5.

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