Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A convicted felon is in custody after firing shots in the parking lot of a popular steakhouse and leading police on a brief chase.
Knoxville Police Department officials say officers responded to Merchant Drive around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday after hearing gunshots around Austin Steakhouse. Upon arrival, a witness reported that a driver of a black pickup truck had fired shots in the parking lot before leaving.
KPD says officers tracked down the truck, but the driver refused to stop leading to a brief pursuit and the eventual arrest of 40 year-old Brandon Reece near the Inskip Ballfields.
Reece reportedly has multiple felony convictions; he now faces charges of felony reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest.