Blount County shooting suspect in custody after overnight search

Jerico Parker in Blount County Custody after chase/crash ended in Jefferson County.

Update on the Blount County Sheriff's Office Facebook page:

Update: Jerico Parker surrendered to Jefferson County Deputies between 7:00 a.m., and 7:30 a.m., Saturday morning, according to Tim Kent, Operations Commander with the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

The overnight search was called off around 2:30 a.m., but a Commander Kent says a perimeter was maintained.

Jefferson County deputies turned over Jerico Parker to Blount County Sheriff's Office authorities and is currently being questioned.

Commander Kent says formal charges are pending.

Original: Blount County Sheriff Operations Commander Tim Kent confirms deputies are responding to an active shooter situation.

Commander Kent identified Jerico Parker as the suspect. Authorities were involved in a car chase with Parker before he wrecked on Narrows Road.

Law enforcement are searching for him in the woods.

No one has been shot or injured at this time, Blount County authorities say.


This is a breaking news story, which will be updated with additional details as they are available.

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