Army veteran involved in Tennessee’s Bristol shooting indicted

37-year-old Bristol shooter Lakeem Keon Scot

An Army veteran who was accused of the racially-motivated murder of a woman -as well as the injuring of a police officer and three others- along a Tennessee highway was indicted Tuesday on charges, including murder and attempted murder.

According to Stripes, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced the indictment of 37-year-old Bristol shooter Lakeem Keon Scott in an official statement.

In addition to his more serious charges also faces a charge of using a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Authorities think Scott targeted police officers and others because he was troubled by recent incidents involving black Americans and law enforcement officers, though they’re reportedly still investigating every aspect of the incident.

“A thorough understanding of his motivation for this incident remains central to the ongoing investigative work,” a statement from the agency said.

Scott was wounded in the shootout and remains hospitalized, though he will eventually be transferred to jail on a $5 million bond. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney or will be appointed one.

Scott was armed with a semiautomatic rifle, a pistol and spare ammunition. Police say that it appears he acted alone in the attack.

Neighbor Alan Lavasser, said he had a hard time believing that Scott would be involved and that Scott was always nice to people.

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