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KPD identifies man found shot, killed in car in East Knoxville on Thanksgiving

KPD identified the victim as 27-year-old Martel Thomas who recently moved to Knoxville from Detroit, Michigan.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Update (11/28)

The Knoxville Police Department identified the man killed in a shooting on Nov. 24 as 27-year-old Martel Thomas. He recently moved to Knoxville from Detroit, Michigan.

Before calling 911, witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and then finding the victim dead inside a car on McConnell Street, according to officials. A possible suspect vehicle, described as a black four-door sedan, was seen leaving the area after the shooting, which appeared to be targeted.

KPD said no suspects have been arrested or charged and the investigation, which is being led by the Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit, is ongoing.

Original Story

The Knoxville Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting after officers said they found a man shot inside a car on Thanksgiving.

According to KPD, officers arrived around 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of McConnell Street near Kenner Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting.

Police said they found a man who had been shot inside a car, saying he was pronounced dead on the scene.

KPD said the investigation is still in the early stages.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165 or online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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