KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Knoxville man was taken into custody Sunday following his release from the hospital after a pair of shooting investigations, according to the Knoxville Police Department.
Joe McCaleb, 20, of Knoxville was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant out of Hamilton County. McCaleb has not been charged in connection with two shootings over the weekend in Knoxville for which he has been named a suspect.
The first happened around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Police were called to the 2900 block of Sevier Avenue in Knoxville where people told officers that their car was chased and shot. This had caused them to crash into a utility pole while trying to get away, they told police.
The suspect is identified as Joe McCaleb, whom the witnesses told police they had encountered at a nearby gas station prior to the shooting.
Several hours later, Officers responded to I-275 at Woodland Ave for a report of a different shooting. Responding officers found a crashed car in the northbound lanes of I-275 that had been hit by multiple gunshots.
Officers found a car matching the description of a suspect in the Sevier Avenue shooting. the vehicle had several bullet holes in it, according to police.
The victim had run from the scene before officers’ arrival but was dropped off at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center a short time later in a personal vehicle, KPD said. McCaleb was treated for non-life threatening injuries stemming from the shooting on I-275 that led to the crash.
A KPD incident report states that investigators believe the incident are related and the shootings are under investigation by the KPD Major Crimes Unit.