KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department has identified two women who were fatally shot at a South Knoxville home on Saturday. The suspect remains at large.
Madison Johnson, 22, of Knoxville, and Heidi Johnson, 20, of Knoxville were found dead at a home on Woodlawn Pike after officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance Saturday around noon.
The Knoxville Police Department has identified Jair Romario Martin, 26, of Knoxville as a suspect. He remains at large as of Monday and faces two counts of first-degree murder.
Police said Martin left the immediate area of the scene on foot. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to contact the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers.
There are multiple ways you can provide anonymous information to Crime Stoppers. You can call 865-215-7165 or **TIPS, and go online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org, via the free mobile app, P3 Tips, or on the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward.
A police spokesperson said officers believed that an armed suspect may have still been in the home based on the initial information. Crisis negotiators were dispatched to the scene.
After unsuccessful efforts to make contact with anybody inside, officers made entry to the home and found the two women dead.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of the story listed Heidi Johnson’s age as 21. This story has been updated.