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Manhunt ends after suspect in shooting of Knoxville 2-year-old taken into custody

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The Knoxville Police Department said the murder suspect from Georgia who authorities have accused of shooting a two-year-old girl and an adult female on Rowan Road Sunday is now in custody.

The suspect is also accused of injuring a 13-year-old boy with his car while running from police Sunday evening on Linden Avenue.

KPD said Victor Parsons of Dekalb County, Georgia was captured Monday morning by a member of KPD Special Operations Squad & KPD patrol units. Officers received a tip from a citizen in an East Knoxville neighborhood.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, the Knoxville Police Department was called to the 5000 block of Rowan Road for a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found an adult female and a two-year-old female had both been shot. Both victims were rushed to UT Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police say that during the investigation it was determined that the suspect, Victor Parsons, was wanted out of DeKalb County, Georgia for an early morning murder that occurred in their jurisdiction.

Police were able to release a description of the suspect and vehicle officers across Knoxville. A KPD Officer located the suspect vehicle on Cherry Street and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to stop for police.

Police say that while the suspect was running from officers, Parsons struck a thirteen-year-old male with his vehicle who was riding a scooter on Linden Avenue. The boy was taken to a local hospital and is currently being treated for serious but what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.

Police said he took them on a car chase to Western Heights along Beaumont Avenue abandon his car in an alley off of College St. then ran from officers on foot.

The investigation is on-going, and in addition to the murder charges from Georgia, KPD Investigators intend on charging him with multiple felony charges locally.

WVLT’s Robert Grant spoke to neighbors who said they heard gunfire on Cedar Lane just after 6 p.m Sunday night.

WVLT News will continue to update this developing story.

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