Police Say Knox County Man Shot Co-Worker Trying To Steal His Truck

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- Charges are pending against a Knox County man investigators say shot a co-worker that was trying to steal his truck.

It happened at 12801 Lovelace Road in West Knox County around 3:00 PM on Saturday when according to the sheriff's department, Howard Lee Pesterfield broke into a pickup truck belonging to Charles Cooper.

After starting it with a screw-driver, investigators say Cooper walked up to the passenger window and fired a shotgun blast into Pesterfield’s chest.

Hesterfield was listed in stable condition Monday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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