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KPD News & Alerts Blog

The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) responds to a variety of events and calls for service each day. Check here for media releases and alerts. 

For any questions, please contact KPD's Public Information Officer Scott Erland at 865-215-7210 or serland@knoxvilletn.gov.

Click here to view KPD's current calls for service (updated every two hours).




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On Friday, September 25, 2020 at around 1:20 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the Exxon located at 2561 E. Magnolia Avenue, where a male victim was located suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, who was transported to the UT Medical Center with injuries that are n ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM
  
Victim Identified from Fatal Shooting on Hall of Fame Drive (September 14, 2020, 12:40 p.m.) The victim from the fatal shooting that occurred on the night of September 12, 2020 has been identified as Lizarrius Rice, 24, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The investigation remains ongoing and there is no ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 14, 2020 at 12:44 PM
  
On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at around 2:20 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to numerous gunshots in the area of White Avenue between 19th and 20th Street. Officers were unable to locate a crime scene or a victim, nor did any witnesses come forward. As officers were canvassing t ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 13, 2020 at 8:35 AM
  
On Friday, September 11, 2020 at around 6:45 p.m., officers responded to N. Central Street at Bernard Avenue in reference to a shooting with a victim. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the female victim, who stated that she was driving her vehicle and pulled into 1305 N. Central. The victim s ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 13, 2020 at 7:23 AM
  
The Knoxville Police Department will hold its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoint this Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   The free Child Safety Seat Checkpoint events are held each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 917 E. 5th Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. During the Checkpoint, a ce ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 11, 2020 at 12:22 PM
  
Victim identified from fatal shooting in Walter P. Taylor Homes (September 11, 2020, 12:00 p.m.) The victim from the fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in the 200 block of Odd Fellows Street has been identified as Sheri Katulich, 57, of New Market, Tennessee. The investi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 11, 2020 at 12:04 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department Lieutenant Sammy Shaffer was announced as a recipient of the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security First Responder Recognition Award on Thursday, September 10. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and local restrictions, the award was announced during a live-streamed even ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 10, 2020 at 12:20 PM
  
Knoxville Fire Department release (September 9, 2020, 5:46 p.m.) On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, multiple visitors to the Fish Hospitality Pantry located at 122 West Scott Avenue obtained one gallon jugs of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. The liquid mixture contains 50% hydrogen peroxide an ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 09, 2020 at 7:06 PM
  
Suspect Identified from Attempted Boat Theft (September 9, 2020, 10 a.m.)  The suspect from the attempted boat theft that occurred on Neyland Drive on the morning of September 8, 2020 has been identified as Jeffery Carter Newcomb.   It was previously reported that officers responded to Volunte ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 09, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, E911 dispatch received a call concerning a suspicious package near the front entrance of the Old Knox County Courthouse. The courthouse and portions of the Howard H. Baker Federal Courthouse were promptly evacuated, and Main Street was shut ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 08, 2020 at 2:12 PM
  
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