Jefferson Co. man found dead with gunshot wound in East Knoxville, KPD says

The most recent--this morning on Jefferson Avenue in East Knoxville.

EAST KNOXVILLE - UPDATE Monday Sept. 25, 2017:

The victim in Sunday's shooting in East Knoxville has been identified as a 33-year-old man from Jefferson County.

The Knoxville Police Department said Johnathan Stewart was found with at least one gunshot wound on Ben Hur Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said they're following several leads and interviews are continuing as evidence of the scene is still being analyzed. 

If anyone has information on this incident, please call the Knoxville Police Department’s crime information line at 865-215-7212.  Callers can remain anonymous.  

ORIGINAL STORY Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017:

Knoxville Police Department are investigating a possible homicide after finding a man dead in East Knoxville Sunday afternoon.

Officers went to the scene of Ben Hur Avenue and Selma Drive to find the body of a man who suffered at least one gunshot wound, according to a release from KPD.

Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit Investigators are working at the scene and following up with any leads to identify a suspect.

The identity of the victim is unknown at this time as family is being notified.

Knoxville Police Department says to called (865)-215-7000 if anyone has any information about this shooting. Your tips will remain anonymous.

We'll continue to bring you updates as we receive them.

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