Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting at East Knoxville apartments

Crime and Courts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A suspect has been arrested following a fatal shooting that took place around 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue.

Police have identified the victim as 28-year-old Vincent Williams. Ralphelle James, 57, was arrested overnight and charged in connection with the shooting.

Late Thursday Knoxville Police officers found a 28-year-old male in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Martin Luther King Jr Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the UT Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Witnesses stated that the suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored BMW. Shortly after the shooting, officers located the BMW and stopped it at the Weigel’s on Summit Hill.

James is charged with first-degree murder and firearm-related charges.

(Photo via WATE)

The incident is still under investigation.

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