A suspect is behind bars after a man was found shot to death in South Knoxville, the Knoxville Police Department said Saturday.
Officers said 36-year-old Desmond Dale died of a gunshot wound Saturday night. Officials said they found his body behind an apartment in the 1100 block of Daylily Drive just before midnight.
Investigators later identified 30-year-old Curtis Lane Jr. as a possible suspect in the case and detained him for questioning. KPD said Lane is now charged with first degree murder and felon in possession of a weapon.
Lane is now being held at Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility, according to KPD.