Man found dead in Five Points area identified by KPD

A man was found shot dead on McConnell Street Thanksgiving evening, according to officials with the Knoxville Police Department.
Officers responded to a reported shooting on McConnell St. near Kenner Ave. around 5:45 p.m.
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 8:37 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 2:06 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Knoxville Police Department have identified the victim of a Knoxville shooting that happened on Thanksgiving day.

Around 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 24, officers responded to McConnell Street near Kenner Avenue on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a man, identified as Martel Thomas, 27, shot inside of a car, officials said. Thomas was pronounced dead on the scene.

“The shooting appeared to be targeted,” KPD said.

While no suspects have been arrested or charged, KPD is asking people to report any information they may have on a black four-door sedan, which was reportedly seen leaving the scene of the shooting.

Those with information can report it by calling 865-215-7165 or visiting