Video Released from June 20th Police Shooting on Belle Terra Road

Video Released from June 20th Police Shooting on Belle Terra Road

The Knoxville Police Department has released the pertinent body-camera footage from the police shooting that happened on Belle Terra Road on the morning of Thursday, June 20, 2024.

At around 7:17 a.m. on June 20, 2024, KPD officers responded to the 2000 block of Belle Terra Road in regards to a woman who was reportedly armed with a knife and threatening to harm herself and others.

Officers Arim Ismail, Tisha Knickerbocker and Riley Lackey arrived at the scene at around 7:30 a.m. and made their way towards the home. As officers approached the home from the street, the woman, since identified as 49-year-old Shilo Rice, charged towards them while wielding a knife in a threatening manner.

Officers ordered Rice to stop but she continued to run towards officers, at which time all three officers fired. Rice was struck multiple times. Officers rendered aid until medical personnel arrived at the scene. Rice was transported to the UT Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

A link to the video can be found here. The video starts as officers are approaching the home and ends shortly after the shooting, as officers are providing medical care.

The video shows extremely graphic images that could be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

The shooting is being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, per standard protocol, while the KPD’s Office of Professional Standards is also conducting an internal administrative investigation. Both of those investigations are still ongoing. Officers Ismail, Knickerbocker and Lackey remain on routine administrative leave.

Per department policy, in the event of a critical incident, the Office of Public Information in coordination with the Technical Services Unit and other appropriate department personnel, will immediately begin preparing a video of said incident for public release. The purpose of the video release is to inform the community of the circumstances that led to the incident in a timely fashion. The department strives to release critical incident video to the public as expeditiously as possible, in coordination with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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