KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department has identified a woman who died after a shooting that occurred Monday.

KPD said in an update Thursday that the woman has been identified as Trista Denton, 47 of Knoxville. No further information, including any leads on a suspect, was yet available.

The homicide investigation is continuing.

KPD shared that around 10:45 a.m. on Monday officers were flagged down regarding a woman who had been shot at the corner of Ben Hur Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. KPD added that a witness said an unknown person shot the victim, then got into a car and left.

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The victim was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, KPD said, adding that the investigation is in the early stages. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked 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, 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.