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Victim identified in Knoxville Days Inn killing

Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the Days Inn located at 5423 Asheville Highway on the report of a deceased male.

UPDATE TUESDAY: The victim found shot to death Monday night at an East Knoxville motel has been identified as a 34-year-old Detroit man.

The Knoxville Police Department said Tuesday the man is Jeremiah Coleman.

Investigators are still seeking leads in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the KPD Crime and Drug Hotline at 865-215-7212.

PREVIOUS STORY: A man was found shot to death at a Knoxville Days Inn on Monday night, KPD officers said. 

Around 5:30 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the Days Inn located at 5423 Asheville Highway on the report of a deceased male.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim inside of a third-floor room suffering from at least one gunshot wound. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

 The Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene to begin its investigation, which is in the preliminary stages. There is no suspect information at this time. 

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to call the Crime and Drug Hotline at 865-215-7212.