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KPD: Man with warrant out for Knox Co. murder killed in Monday shooting

Violent Crimes Unit investigators responded to the scene to begin the investigation.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — UPDATE (May 4, 2021): The Knoxville Police Department identified the victim of Monday's deadly shooting at the 400 block of S. Hembree Street, saying the victim had an active warrant for murder.

According to KPD, 46-year-old Eric Bolden from Knoxville died in the shooting.

KPD said Bolden was wanted for second-degree murder in Knox County in the shooting death of Lemuel Appling on October 28, 2020 in the 2900 block of Hillside Avenue. Appling was from Detroit, Michigan, and police said Bolden shot him after an argument.

RELATED: Knoxville police looking for suspect in fatal shooting on Hillside Ave.

KPD said no suspects have been identified in Bolden's death yet.

When officers arrived to the scene Monday, which is near Austin-East High School, they said they found a man outside of a residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound. 

Bolden was transported to the UT Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. 

Credit: KPD
Eric Bolden

Violent Crimes Unit investigators responded to the scene to begin the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call the KPD Crime and Drug Hotline at 865-215-7212. Tipsters can remain anonymous.