Man wanted for questioning in North Knoxville homicide

Man wanted for questioning in North Knoxville homicide


KNOXVILE (WATE) - Knoxville police are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted for questioning in a homicide at a North Knoxville apartment complex Sunday night.

The Knoxville Police Department released a photo of the man Friday. Anyone who can identify him or may know his whereabouts are asked to call the Knoxville Police Department crime information line at (865) 215-7212.

John Edward Smith, 34, was found deceased Sunday night in the front yard of 1900 Dutch Valley Drive, apartment 16. Officers say he had been shot more than once.

Officers said they believed the shooting happened during a drug deal based on evidence and witness interviews.

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