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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, October 23, 2020 at around 12:30 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the 7900 block of Gleason Drive in reference to a shooting call. The suspect, later identified as Caelan Greenfield (DOB 11/7/97) of Knoxville, Tennessee, called 9-1-1 to report that he had shot his g ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 23, 2020 at 7:44 AM
Victim Identified from Red Roof Inn Shooting The victim of the fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Red Roof Inn located at 5334 Central Avenue Pike has been identified as John Townsend (DOB 4/30/62) of Knoxville, Tennessee. The second victim remains in critical conditi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 14, 2020 at 10:49 AM
Victim Identified from North Knoxville Shooting (October 12, 2020, 5:25 p.m.) The victim from the shooting that occurred on Monday, October 12, 2020 near the 1900 block of Texas Avenue has been identified as Demario Lowery (DOB 9/9/94) of Detroit, Michigan. There are no suspects in custody and th ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 12, 2020 at 5:25 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
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
Victims Identified from Double Homicide on Ben Hur Avenue (August 10, 2020, 9:00 a.m.)   The victims from the double homicide that occurred early Sunday morning in the 600 block of Ben Hur Avenue have been identified as Jamaica Greenlee (DOB 5/3/91) and Robert Andrade (DOB 8/31/71). The investiga ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 10, 2020 at 8:59 AM
UPDATE (July 1, 2020, 9:25 a.m.): Victim Identified from Fatal Western Heights Shooting  The victim who was found deceased from at least one gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Better Tomorrow Drive on Tuesday morning has been identified as 24-year-old Katelyn Slivenski of Knoxville, Tennessee. Th ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 01, 2020 at 9:26 AM
UPDATE (May 31, 2020, 1:50 p.m.)  The victim from the East Knoxville homicide that took place on Saturday, May 30 has been identified as JaQuan Reece, 19, of Knoxville, Tennessee. At around 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Knoxville Police Department officers received a call from the UT Medical Cent ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 31, 2020 at 7:07 PM
Update (Thursday, April 30, 5:15 p.m.) Lamar Mallett (DOB 4/24/90) has been charged with a second count of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of 38-year-old Ashley Marie Hurt. The investigation remains ongoing.  -------------------------------------------------- Update on double homi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 30, 2020 at 5:17 PM
The victims from the shootings on Division Street and Trousdale Road overnight into the morning of Sunday, March 8 have been identified. The victim from Division Street has been identified as 29-year-old Juliana White, while the victims from the residence at 6629 Trousdale Road have been identified ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 09, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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