POLICE: Shooter At The Rush Will Face No Charges

Knoxville (WVLT) - The man police say the man who shot another man in the Rush at Knoxville Center Mall on Wednesday night will not face any charges.

Knoxville Police said when they arrived on scene, they found Erik Knight-Dockins, 29 shot in his abdomen in the gym’s bathroom.

Witnesses say Dockins had approached Kristopher Kitts, 29, in the facility and began choking him.

That’s when Kitts pulled out a small caliber handgun and shot Knight in the stomach.

He remains in critical condition at UT Medical Center.

Investigators said Kitts did have a permit to carry the gun and since it appears to have been in self defense, he will not be charged.

Charges may be pending against Knight-Dockins.

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