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Police shoot a man following high speed chase in Knox County

Police shot a man following a high speed chase in Knox County.

After receiving a call about a silver Ford Mustang traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. Route 25E, police chased the car for two miles before it pulled into the parking lot of Buchanon’s Florist.

Brandon Moses, 29, of Bledsoe, got out of the car and grabbed a bystander in the parking lot. Moses let the bystander go and started walking toward police with one hand behind his back while threatening the officers, according to a press release from Kentucky State Police.

After Moses refused to show both hands, one of the officers shot him. Moses was flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment, according to police, and is listed in critical condition. On Sunday, he was upgraded to serious condition.

Neither of the officers were injured and the police did not say if the man had a weapon when he was shot. On Sunday, Kentucky State Police identified the officers as Adam Townsley, Eric Martin and Donnie Broughton. All three have been placed on administrative leave, which is routine in officer-involved shootings.

Kentucky State Police will continue to investigate the incident.

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