A suspect is on the run after a shooting in Lenoir City, according to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office. The man, identified as James Burch, is considered armed and dangerous.
The shooting happened early Friday morning, Frye said, adding that the victim is at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in stable condition. It happened on the 22000 block of Martel Road.
According to LCSO, the person Burch shot was his wife. Burch was previously out on bond for domestic assault for assaulting his wife earlier in the year. Burch shot her twice in the legs and then left the home, LCSO said, then returned to the house and shot her in the face.
LCSO has found a white van Burch was believed to be driving. The van was located at a job site in west Knoxville run by a painting company that Burch works for. LCSO said this suggests that Burch shot his wife and then went to work after. He has been employed by the painting company for several years, according to reports.