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No charges to be filed in deadly officer-involved shooting at a Knoxville school

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 21, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen says no charges will be filed in last week's deadly officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School.

Allen made the announcement Tuesday during a press conference, saying the incident was ruled as a justifiable shooting.

17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. was shot and killed and a Knoxville Police Officer Adam Wilson was injured.

Allen released the body camera footage of the deadly shooting during the press conference, saying "we have to come up with a better process" of reviewing and releasing footage in officer-involved shooting cases.

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