A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. With temperatures dropping tonight into the upper 20s, black ice may be issue as well. Please be careful.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville police are looking for a suspect after one person was shot to death late Sunday night.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired at an apartment at 1900 Dutch Valley Drive at 11:00 p.m. When they arrived they found John Edward Smith, 35, shot to death in the front yard of his apartment. Police say he suffered several gunshot wounds.
According to witnesses and evidence recovered at the scene, the shooting happened during a drug deal. Police say Smith has a lengthy criminal history, including weapons, theft and drug charges.
His body was taken to the forensics center for an autopsy.
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