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Knoxville police say man killed by cops had thrown bleach at woman's face

June 9th, 2014 2:47 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

Knoxville police say man killed by cops had thrown bleach at woman's face

Lonnie Fleeming

KNOXVILLE — The man shot to death by police over the weekend had a long history of arrests, including one for disfiguring the woman whose call brought police to the scene of the shooting, authorities said Monday.

Lonnie Fleeming, 31, died Saturday morning after leading officers on a chase near the corner of Selma Avenue and Chestnut Street and then opening fire, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

KPD officer Derrick White, 26, was hit in the arm but returned fire and wounded Fleeming, according to DeBusk. KPD Officer Thomas Turner, 27, came to White’s aid and fired as well when Fleeming reached for another weapon, DeBusk said.

White was treated at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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