Suspect on run after shooting Knoxville police officer at shopping center

(Courtesy: WATE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville police said an officer was shot Thursday night in front of a northeast Knoxville shopping center and the suspect is still on the run.

The shooting was reported just after 8:30 p.m. near Target on Washington Pike.

The Knoxville Police Department says the officer has been taken to a hospital for treatment.

WATE 6 On Your Side has a crew on the scene. Refresh this page for updates.