The man killed in an early morning shooting Sunday has been identified as Cedric Isom, 29, of Knoxville.
Isom was found dead in the parking lot of Bebo's Cafe, a bar on Gleason Drive in the Downtown West neighborhood, according to a spokesperson from the Knoxville Police Department,
Officers responded to the bar at 1:50 a.m. Sunday and found Isom and a second man who had been shot in the leg, the spokesperson said in a press release. The officers quickly applied a tourniquet to the second victim’s leg to stop the bleeding. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, the release stated.
The circumstances that led to the shooting are under investigation by the KPD Violent Crimes Unit, the release stated. It is believed that at least two people fired shots and numerous people were in the immediate area when the shooting occurred. No suspects have been charged, but investigators are pursuing leads.
So far, there have been 21 homicides within city limits in 2022, down from 28 at this time last year, spokesman Scott Erland said. At this point, nine of those cases are open, including the one at Bebo's Cafe, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165, online at easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 Tips mobile app. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward.
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