UPDATE (Monday, Aug. 14): The Knoxville Police Department has announced that Mohammed Ibaawee was taken into custody. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder and several other charges in connection to the Aug. 1 shooting at Edgewood Park.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department is searching for a man charged in a shooting that left a man “seriously” injured at Edgewood Park on Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Knoxville Police said Homicide Unit Detectives obtained warrants charging Mohammed Ibaawee, 19, with attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and employing a firearm with the attempt to go armed stemming from the shooting. According to KPD, Ibaawee should be considered armed and dangerous.
According to the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers, Ibaawee is 6 feet tall, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Ibaawee’s whereabouts is asked to contact 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.
Officers responded to the 2900 block of Ocoee Trail after 4 p.m. on Aug. 1. after reports of a shooting in the area.
Police said the 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in a parking area near the library. The victim has been taken to the UT Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
Police believe a male suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. According to police, they were unable to locate the suspect.
“The shooting is not believed to be random in nature,” Knoxville Police said.
In their preliminary investigation, detectives determined that the victim was there to make a pre-arranged purchase.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.