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Officials arrest suspect in West Knox County fatal shooting

At least one person is dead, another person in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Officials have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting reported in West Knox County on January 10.

Reports state that Raiquan Stapleton has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to 1028 Edenbridge Way. Upon arrival, deputies said they found two victims in an attached garage.

One victim, identified as Kevin Roberts, was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to an investigation, Roberts was shot one time in the back. 

A second victim, identified as Jonquel Brown, was shot several times in the torso and right arm. 

Brown was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment.

Officials said that Brown identified the suspect as Stapleton.

According to Brown, he and Stapleton got into an argument and Stapleton pulled out a handgun and started firing shots.

Stapleton fled the scene prior to the officers arrival. 


The Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating a murder in West Knox County, according to KCSO public information officer Kimberly Glenn. 

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Edenbridge Way. 

At least one person, identified as 33-year-old Kevin Roberts, died. Another victim was taken to the hospital, according to Glenn, who didn't know their condition.

KCSO is asking for anyone with information on the crime to send tips to Crimetips@knoxsheriff.org

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.