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Suspect and Victim Identified from Deadly Lula Powell Drive Shooting 
Homicide Unit detectives have obtained warrants charging Jesse Bailey Jr., 28 of Knoxville, Tenn., with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, stemming from the shooting on Sunday morning at the Arbor Place Apartments.  

At around 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2023, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the 700 block of Lula Powell Drive, where a man was found inside of an apartment in the complex suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Howard Jordan of Knoxville, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Leads developed in the early stages of the investigation led to the identification of Jesse Bailey Jr., who was subsequently charged with Jordan’s murder and for allegedly shooting at two other individuals who were inside the apartment.  

Bailey Jr. is not in custody at this time and efforts are ongoing to locate him. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.  

Bailey Jr. should be considered armed and dangerous.   
Posted by serland On 04 December, 2023 at 9:50 AM