Crimetracker: Argument over three dollars ends with man shot in leg

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department is looking for two men that were involved in a shooting that occurred Thursday night.

Officers were called out to Glider Avenue at Mitchell Street in North Knoxville and found a 35-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the leg.

According to police reports, the victim, identified as Dustin Hutchens, says he had purchased a "small quantity" of marijuana from someone several days ago.

But when he bought it, Hutchens told police he came up $3 short.

Thursday night, as Hutchens was walking along Glider Avenue, he was reportedly approached by the same individual who had sold him the marijuana. That person demanded his $3. When Hutchens could not produce the money, the suspect shot him once in the leg.

Hutchens was transported to UT Medical Center with what appeared to be a non-life threatening injury.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.


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