Crimetracker: Business owner shoots burglar

A business owner shot a man who broke into a construction site early Sunday morning, according to authorities.

It happened at Lett Construction on Beaver Creek Drive in Powell just after 4 a.m.

According to Knox County Sheriff's Office, the business owner fired rounds over the suspect's head as a warning. One of the shots hit the suspect.

He was treated and released at UT Medical Center and is being held at the Knox County Detention Facility.

Charges against the suspect are pending.

The suspect had previous warrants for child support and failure to appear.

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