KPD: Suspect in North Knoxville shooting at large, considered ‘armed and dangerous’

One man died after a shooting at the Harb’s Market at 3001 Burnside Street Friday night, according to officials with the Knoxville Police Department.
Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 11:08 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2022 at 5:59 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Efforts to locate a man accused of shooting and killing a man in a North Knoxville market are underway, according to Knoxville Police Department officials.

According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect, identified as Christopher David Price, 36 of Knoxville, entered Harb’s Market and shot the victim for reasons that remain under investigation, according to KPD Spokesperson Scott Erland. Price then fled the scene before officers arrived, officials said.

The victim, later identified as Errese King Jr., 33 of Knoxville, Tennessee, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he later died.

On Saturday, Erland said KPD’s Violent Crimes Unit issued a warrant charging Price with first-degree murder. At this time, he is not in custody and should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

Price may be driving a black 2017 Mercedes Benz S550 with a California tag.

Harb’s Market is located at 3001 Burnside St. in North Knoxville. The KPD’s Violent Crimes Unit was tasked with investigating the shooting.

Those with information about Price’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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