Knoxville police have started a homicide investigation in East Knoxville after a shooting left one person dead.
According to Knox County Dispatch, the shooting happened on Meadow View Road around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Police were on the scene and closed the road at Holston Drive. Investigators said the driver, Jerome Locke, was dead on the scene. The passenger, Danielle Harris, had to be extricated from the vehicle. She was transported to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
According to KPD, two vehicles were involved in the shooting. One drove off before police arrived. The other crashed into a tree close to the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed the two people inside the Audi A6 when a second vehicle pulled up alongside them and multiple gunshots were fired.
Police said it is conducting a criminal investigation. The shooting appears to be related to a previous confrontation.
If anyone has information on this shooting they are asked to call the Knoxville Police Department’s crime information line at 865-215-7212.