KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — At around 8:13 p.m. on March 28, Knoxville Police officers responded to a shooting involving several individuals in the parking lot of the Dollar General on Sutherland Avenue.

A couple of minutes later, officers found Jaqwan Gillette, 18, of Knoxville unresponsive in the lower parking lot of the Sutherland Flats apartments. Police believe he had been shot at least one time. A release from KPD said officers and EMS attempted to render aid, but the man was pronounced dead.

At this time, no suspects are in custody but the KPD Violent Crimes Unit investigators are pursuing strong leads according to the release from KPD.

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Police are asking anyone with information to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by phone at 865-215-7165, online at, the P3 Tips mobile app or by texting **TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.

Jaqwan Gillette is the older brother of Jamarion Gillette, who was killed in March 2021.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information and the identity of the victim.