KPD: Dead suspect's gun matches one used in Hooters shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) Forensics tests confirm that the gun found in David Rudd's hand when police officers confronted him is the gun used in the shooting two days earlier at Hooters, according to Knoxville Police.

Rudd, 25, was shot and killed by officers late Sunday night behind Green Hills Grille in West Knoxville.

Police say Rudd was warned several times to drop his gun, but did not comply.

KPD investigators had earlier said that Rudd's fingerprints matched fingerprints at the scene of the shooting.

Detectives say Rudd shot and killed Stacey Sherman, 35, of Michigan and wounded Kris Key, 24 when he opened fire into the building last Friday.

Rudd was reportedly upset about a bar tab. Management reportedly cleared the tab but asked Rudd to leave. He reached into his bag and pulled out the 40 caliber handgun once he got out of the building.


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