KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One person is dead after police say an altercation led to a shooting in North Knoxville, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Scott Erland.
Police responded to the 1200 block of Bradshaw Garden Road around 7:15 p.m. after a male victim was shot. According to Erland, a preliminary investigation revealed that a suspected physical confrontation occurred leading to the shooting.
The victim has been identified as Jeronimo Gomez, 30 of Knoxville.
Gomez was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
In an update on Jan. 17, Erland said the investigation revealed that a traffic accident happened in front of a home on Bradshaw Garden Road prior to the shooting. An involved person who was driving a midnight black 2010 Toyota Camry was then physically confronted by Gomez and then shots were fired, according to Erland.
Police are searching for the suspect in the Toyota Camry. The vehicle was reported to have light-colored rims, a missing door handle and damage, with mud, on the front end and driver’s side.
The Camry left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival.
“KPD investigators have not yet identified the other involved party and are strongly encouraging that person to do the right thing and come forward,” according to Erland.
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Editor’s Note: This story will be updated once we get more information.