Police: Crack-smoking woman evasive after being shot

KNOXVILLE — A 55-year-old woman shot this morning after smoking crack cocaine was in stable condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, authorities said.

Debbie Buchanan told police that after smoking the illicit drug she took a friend to a residence near Texas Avenue, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

Krystal

Krystal

Buchanan said while talking to a woman standing on the street, two men approached and one of them shot her. She then drove to the Krystal, 3910 Western Ave., for help.

According to KPD Lt. Keith DeBow, officers responded at 4:47 a.m. to a call of a woman was shot at the Krystal.
Officers found Buchanan sitting in a Chevrolet HHR with a gunshot wound to a leg.

DeBusk said Buchanan “continues to be evasive and less than forthcoming with answers to investigator’s questions.”

Knoxville Police are still trying to learn more after a woman was found shot at the Western Avenue Krystal early Wednesday morning.

Investigators said the woman told them she had been smoking crack before taking a friend to a residence near Texas Avenue. Sometime after that, she told them she was sitting in car talking to a woman when two men approached her and one of them shot her.

She said she had driven to the restaurant looking for help.

KPD said the woman “continues to be evasive and less than forthcoming with answers to investigator’s questions.”

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