Knoxville Police identify man shot to death on Longview Road


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville Police say a 24-year-old man is dead after a shooting. Carlos Sweeney, of Knoxville, died Wednesday at an apartment along the 600 block of Longview Road.

Police do not believe the shooting to be random in nature. Investigators ask anyone with video capturing Sutherland Avenue, Forest Park Boulevard, Forest Hills, Boulevard or Longview Road between 4:20 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, June 23, to share that video to assist in their investigative efforts.

Police say a 911 call that had been disconnected brought them to the scene around 4:30 a.m. A second call was received while officers were en route to the area regarding a possible gunshot victim at 603 Longview Road.

The KPD Violent Crimes Unit is investigating the circumstances of the shooting. There are no suspects in custody at this time and updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

Video or any other information relevant to the investigation can be shared by contacting East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at or via the free mobile app, P3 Tips. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.  

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include the identity of the victim and other details

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