KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Update (Jan. 13, 2022): The Knoxville Police Department arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing a man in West Knoxville on New Year's Eve night.
Police arrested D'Tearius Southern, 27, who is charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon as a convicted felon.
Police said Southern shot 29-year-old Terrell Kemp after a physical fight in a duplex. They said he left the duplex before officers arrived.
According to KPD, officers arrived at the duplex on the 2000 block of Countryhill Lane in response to a shooting. Officers found Kemp with a gunshot wound, saying he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Southern is also accused of assaulting and threatening to kill a woman who tried to intervene during the fight.