Crimetracker: Police look for suspect after deadly shooting

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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