A Knoxville Police Department officer who fatally shot a Cambodian man claimed that he was Tased and choked before shooting the man in the side. A preliminary report by Knox County Regional Forensic Center listed Channara Tom “Philly” Pheap’s cause of death as a “gunshot wound of back.”
Officer Dylan Williams’ account of the August 26 shooting was released by his attorney from the Bosch Law Firm on September 2. Contradicting the forensic center’s report, the officer’s statement claims he shot Pheap once on the side of his body, not in the back.
Williams’ statement also contradicted the accounts of several witnesses to the shooting, according to the