Police investigating after Tennessee player shot in leg

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee defensive back Brandon Davis is recovering after being shot in the leg in an incident being investigated by Knoxville police.

An incident report says someone alerted a Knoxville police officer at 12:32 a.m. Saturday that Davis had been shot. The 20-year-old sophomore from New Orleans was being helped by several people and had an apparent gunshot wound in his left upper leg.

Davis told the officer he was inside the Uptown Bar & Grill when he heard a shot and felt pain in his leg. Davis, taken to the UT Medical Center for treatment, also said he didn’t know who shot him or why. Trevon Flowers, also a Tennessee defensive back, told police he was inside the bar with Davis where the shooting took place.

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The incident was first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Police searched the bar and didn’t find a shell casing or blood. Police also could not find anyone who heard a gunshot or saw Davis or Flowers inside the bar before the shooting. According to the incident report, an officer overheard some people saying Davis shot himself in the leg. The incident report also describes the wound as grazing Davis with entrance and exit wounds.

“We are thankful that Brandon’s injuries were minor, and he is expected to make a full recovery,” Tennessee said in a statement. “We are gathering information as it becomes available.”

Davis played in one game in 2019 and was a redshirt in 2018.