Knoxville police locate person of interest in New Year's Day homicide

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A woman died from a gunshot wound after arriving at a Knoxville hospital Monday and police have located a person of interest.

The Knoxville Police Department says a report was made of a woman being taken to East Tennessee Children's Hospital around 1 a.m. 

Kayla Viars of Loudon, was dropped off in the lobby by an unknown man. The 27-year-old had at least one gunshot wound and died shortly after her arrival.

The shooting did not happen at the hospital. 

Police said they were looking for Dominic Michael Brown, 27, who also goes by "True Story." He is around 6-feet-3 and 160 pounds. He may have ties to Monroe, Meigs or Loudon County. He currently has no outstanding charges.

He was located Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the case should contact KPD at 865-215-7000. 


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