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16-year-old male charged in East Knoxville Halloween shooting

Police said they are still investigating the incident and no suspects are in custody at this time.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man is dead after a shooting at Catalpa Avenue Sunday evening, according to the Knoxville Police Department. They also said that a 16-year-old male has been charged in the incident.

KPD said they responded to reports of gunshots at 6:30 p.m. At a residence at the 4100 block of Catalpa Avenue, officers said they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim was transported to UT Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim was identified as J’Michael Dossett, 26, of Georgia.

Police said that the suspect and the victim were at a gathering when an argument broke out. They said that the argument escalated and the victim was shot before the suspect ran away from the scene.

They said that the suspect turned himself in on Friday on a juvenile petition for voluntary manslaughter, with the possibility of additional charges.

The KPD Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate the shooting. The identity of the suspect was not immediately available.

This marks the 36th fatal shooting in Knoxville this year.

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