2 suspects sought in fatal shooting at East Knoxville apartment

2 suspects sought in fatal shooting at East Knoxville apartment

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police are looking for two suspects in a fatal shooting at an East Knoxville apartment.

Officers found the body of Roderick King, 32, at Magnolia Apartments on Wednesday night. He had been shot to death.

The motive appears to be illegal drugs and money, according to police spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

Police say one suspect is a black male who appears to be in his early 20s. He's 5'6'' and around 135 pounds. He has a muscular looking build with a short afro, mustache and goatee. He also has a diamond in his left ear, block letter tattoo' on both arms and cursive letters on the left side of his neck. He was seen wearing a white T-shirt and faded jean shorts.

The other suspect is a black male who looks to be 18 or 19. He's 5'9" and skinny with short starter braids. He was seen wearing dark blue jean shorts with red shorts underneath and no shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the police department's crime information line at 865-215-7212. Callers can remain anonymous.

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