SUV believed involved in Ft. Sanders shooting found, suspect search continues

19 year-old Sawyer Webb of Wartburg, TN

19 year-old Sawyer Webb of Wartburg, TN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Investigators are continuing to review evidence and say they have recovered the SUV involved in a shooting in Fort Sanders that left one person dead and another in the hospital.

According to a Knoxville Police spokesperson, a green Nissan X-Terra was found in front of a home in the 2000 block of East 5th Ave. Authorities have impounded the SUV and are processing it for evidence.

The shooting happened about 6:00pm at Grand Forest Apartments on Grand Avenue near UT campus. Former UT student 19 year-old Sawyer Webb of Wartburg, TN was killed. Authorities expect to have an autopsy performed on Friday.

Webb was last enrolled at UT Spring 2011.

A current UT student, 21 year-old Crestus Roser of Savannah, TN, was shot in the leg. He transferred to UT in 2010.

Police are searching for the gunmen.

People who live nearby are surprised it happened, but still feel safe at home.

What's usually a quiet place is crawling with cops after one person is shot to death and another one wounded.

The gunfire shot in a top floor apartment at Grand Forest.

Property Manager Scott Wilkins says, "This is terrible. You don't wish this on anybody much less your property."

Others who live there lean on the rail watching police below stunned this went down in their neighborhood.

UT junior Laura Peek says, "It's obviously frightening. It's not the kind of thing you want to hear coming home from the grocery store."

While police aren't saying what happened, neighbors are confident the shooting wasn't random.

Peek says, "They're not after me. They obviously did what they needed to do and now they're gone. They were probably involved in some bad stuff nobody can control that."

Police talked with neighbors to gather information, while the property manager went door to door checking on his tenants.

Wilkins says, "These kind of things can happen anywhere. We were just unfortunate to have one here tonight."

Now Wilkins says they will do what they can to keep this from happening again.

Police are looking for three to four suspects in a green SUV.

The first suspect is described as an African-American male with a heavyset build, approximately 5'9" in height, with cornrows in his hair. He has tattoos on his arms and chest and was wearing a white T-shirt.

The second suspect is described as an African-American male with a heavyset build. He was wearing a ball cap and glasses.

The third suspect is described as an African-American male with a shaved head.

If you have any information contact police.


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