Two charged with murder in double homicide at Rocky Top Apartments


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – One man and a 17-year-old juvenile are facing first-degree murder charges after they were arrested in connection to a fatal double shooting at a Knoxville apartment complex.

RELATED: Two people dead after shooting at Rocky Top Apartments, KPD confirms

Knoxville police responded to a double fatal shooting at the Rocky Top Apartment complex in Knoxville just before 6 p.m. The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Joshua Haley and 20-year-old Christian Haley, who are brothers.

Patrol officers located two possible suspects in the area of I-640 and Old Broadway and were able to take both into custody at around 6 p.m. following brief foot pursuits.

The two suspects, 33-year-old James Allen and a 17-year-old male, were subsequently interviewed by Violent Crimes Unit investigators and charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder, two counts of Especially Aggravated Robbery and Evading Arrest.


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