If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers or submit a Web Tip.
1-Day Shy of 25th BirthdaySTATUS
September 19, 2021
One-day shy of Jennifer Leann Law’s 25th birthday she was found in an alley at Hoitt Avenue and Boone Street. Her body was partially burned and she had bruises on her face and arms, consistent with a struggle. Jennifer had spent the day before her murder at the fair with her daughter and was looking forward to celebrating her 25th birthday with her family. She leaves behind 3 daughters, a husband, mother and several siblings who struggle with losing her at such a young age.
If you have any information regarding the murder of Jennifer or the hours leading up to her death REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a cash reward.
“Violence is Not the Answer”STATUS
September 12, 2021
On June 20, 2017 multiple shots were fired at Jerome “JROC” Locke while driving his Audi A6. Locke, 26 was shot by passing driver before crashing his car into a tree near the bottom of the hill on Meadow View Road in Knoxville. Locke and passenger, Danielle Harris, were taken to UTMC where Locke was pronounced deceased.
Locke leaves behind 3 sons, a mom, dad and many siblings who all say the hardest part is not knowing who killed Jerome. Locke’s aunt, Cassie Bush says, “We don’t want revenge. We don’t want nothing bad to happen to anyone else, because violence is not the answer. We just want justice.”
If you have any information regarding this shooting REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. Your tip may = a CASH reward.
May 17, 2021 Shots Rang OutSTATUS
September 08, 2021
On May 17, 2021 shots rang out shortly after 1 pm striking and killing Muhammad “Bazzy” Allen, 41 in his truck. Upon arrival KPD Officers found Allen inside his truck at 2710 Louise Avenue in East Knoxville suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Violent Crimes investigators believe there were witnesses, but are still waiting on someone to come forward. Allen’s mom and siblings are asking for your help in solving his murder.
Crime Stoppers offers the perfect opportunity for those with information on this shooting and other crimes to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and share what they know. Submitting a Tip is easy, you can go online at www.easttnvalleycrimestopppers.org or use the P3 TIPS app. You will remain 100% anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a CASH reward.
Due to Senseless ViolenceSTATUS
September 05, 2021
Adrian Harris, 33 lost his life on January 24, 2018 when he was shot in the torso along with his cousin, 27-year-old James Watts. Watts survived his life-threatening wounds, Harris did not, and their families’ are still searching for answers. Harris’ stepmother says, “These are due to senseless violence. We as a city need to do our part to help bring safety and security to our city. So our family and friends can live, laugh, love and grow old together.”
On January 24th Knoxville Police Officers responded to a call of shots fired at 2925 Selma Avenue where they found Harris and Watts having been shot. Both were rushed to UTMC where Harris was pronounced deceased and Watts was rushed into surgery. Based upon the evidence at the scene it was determined this was not a random act and a suspect vehicle was identified as a small, dark-colored sedan. If you know anything about this shooting you are urged to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. Your tip may = a CASH reward.
Knoxville Police Seek Help as 20th Anniversary ApproachesSTATUS
August 29, 2021
Knoxville Police had little to go on in September 1991 and are still seeking answers to who killed Dennis Ballard. On September 2, 1991 Knoxville Police, along with an ambulance responded to a call of a white male who appeared to be ill, lying on the south side of the tennis courts under a tree off of Mulvaney Street. Upon arrival they found Dennis Ballard, deceased from a gunshot wound.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the murder of Dennis Ballard police and his family are asking community members for help. If you have any information surrounding this incident, maybe you overheard someone talking about it or you know remember seeing or talking with Dennis that day. No information is too insignificant. If you anything about the murder of Dennis REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a CASH reward.
No Piece of Information is Too SmallSTATUS
August 25, 2021
On March 18, 2021 at around 5:42 pm Knoxville Police responded to a call of a shooting victim at 2908 Brooks Avenue in East Knoxville. Upon arrival officers found Wayne Humphreys, 41 unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. KPD Investigators say a suspect was seen fleeing from the scene on a motorcycle with a child on it and are seeking any information from the community to help bring closure to Humphreys’ family and friends.
No piece of information is too small. Maybe you saw or spoke with Humphreys earlier that day or the day before, or maybe you know who was with him when he was shot, or something about the motorcycle and the riders. Any information is helpful. You can REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS by Submitting a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a CASH reward.
Searching for Answers...Searching for a KillerSTATUS
August 22, 2021
Andrew “Drew” Howell Sr., 24 lost his life on April 1, 2012 and his family and Knoxville Police investigators are still searching for answers…for his killer. On March 30th Drew and Corey Bell met an unidentified person or persons driving a white Ford Mustang with out of state plates at 1705 Washington Avenue when the meeting went sour and Bell took off in his 2000 Chevy Impala. As soon as Bell took off shots began ringing out fatally striking Howell and wounding Bell.
If you have any information regarding this shooting or on the Ford Mustang and its occupants REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or on the P3 TIPS app. Let’s help Drew’s son find justice for his daddy’s murder. If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a CASH reward.
Many Silent WitnessesSTATUS
August 15, 2021
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 shortly after 6 pm Knoxville Police Officers responded to a car crash at Middlebrook Pike and Ed Shouse Drive. Upon arrival they discovered Jerome Diaz Jr, 23 had crashed his Chevy Malibu into an embankment after having been shot multiple times. Diaz was transported to UTMC where he passed on.
This happened with many witnesses driving by and yet no one has come forward to share what they saw. Diaz had been heading west in his Chevy Malibu on Western Av when he turned left onto Ed Shouse Dr before the shooting occurred at the intersection of Middlebrook Pike. Police say it appears to have been a targeted attack as there was no evidence that this was a road rage or random event.
Diaz left behind 2 daughters, a fiancé and parents who would deserve to know what happened to Jerome. If you witnessed this incident or had any interactions with Diaz earlier that day you can REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 TIPS app.
Jamarion “Dada” Gillette – Aspiring Rapper Killed at 15STATUS
August 11, 2021
Jamarion Gillette, better known as Dada to his friends was an aspiring rapper. On the night of March 9, 2021 he was found by a woman on Cherokee Trail in South Knoxville around 11 pm having been shot. She took him to UTMC where he later died; at 15, he had a lot of life left to live.
Knoxville Police are still searching for answers and asking anyone with any information regarding the murder of Jamarion or who may have talked with or seen him during the days leading up to his murder to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a CASH reward.
100’s and 100’s of People and No WitnessesSTATUS
August 10, 2021
What is it going to take to get people to come forward? Another teenager was murdered, this time with 100’s upon 100’s of witnesses and yet people are still reluctant to come forward. East TN Valley Crime Stoppers was created to remove the fear of retaliation from people who do come forward. Crime Stoppers is not a part of any law enforcement agency, we do not collect any identifying information from the tipster and do not want any of your identifying information. We want you to remain 100% anonymous, that is how Crime Stoppers succeeds, by protecting our tipsters.
There were several hundred people out in Lonsdale Homes Sunday morning when a 17-year-old lost his life and yet only 7 anonymous tipsters have come forward. East TN Valley Crime Stoppers along with the Knoxville Police Department are asking anyone with even a little thread of information to Submit a Tip to Crime Stoppers. Though you may think the information you have is too little to share we are here to tell you it is not…SHARE IT! You never know when your little tidbit of information is just what investigators need to solve a case.
East TN Valley Crime Stoppers makes submitting a tip easy, with 4 different, simple and anonymous ways:
If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a CASH reward.
- Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
- Go online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org and click on the Submit a Tip link
- Go to our Facebook page and click on the Submit a Tip link
- Download the free P3 TIPS mobile app
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