KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Authorities said early Monday one person had died following a shooting in West Knox County and a juvenile had been taken into custody.
On Tuesday morning, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting victim had been identified as 51-year-old Timothy Wayne Mosley of Knoxville.
According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, its patrol units were called to a home in the 9000 block of Neely Lane just before 2 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive male who had possibly suffered a gunshot wound. Arriving deputies found Mosely deceased at the scene. A records search indicates Mosely lived at the residence.
KCSO says deputies then received information an armed suspect might be in the area, so deputies set up a perimeter and began searching. Deputies detained what officials called “a potential juvenile suspect” at 2:26 a.m. Monday. No further information was shared.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.