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Carjacking Suspect Dies at Hospital

Knoxville (WVLT) - A man shot by a Knoxville Police officer early Monday morning during a police chase has died.

KPD confirms that 23-year-old Endia Puckett has died.

Puckett had been in critical condition since the Monday shooting.

KPD says Sergeant Gordon Gwathney shot Puckett as Puckett tried to run him down near I-275 and Heiskell Road.

Puckett crashed a stolen car shortly after he was shot.

Police believe Puckett assaulted a motorist during a carjacking a few blocks away, prompting the chase.

A KPD internal investigation into the shooting continues, Sergeant Gwathney and three other officers remain on administrative leave pending the outcome. That's normal in police-involved shooting incidents.


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