KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville Police are investigating a possible mugging that ended with an off-duty Union Co. deputy firing his gun in a busy west Knoxville parking lot on Thursday.
Patrol sergeant Kelly Yount has been placed on paid administrative leave by Union Co. Sheriff Earl Loy Jr. pending the completion of an investigation.
Yount reportedly fired four shots after he says he was mugged. One man and two women took off in a car after the crime. The deputy chased them and then fired.
All 3 suspects were arrested but haven't been charged. The deputy was also questioned.
No one was injured, no gun was found on any suspect or at the scene.
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