Final suspect arrested after deadly East Knoxville shooting

Several people were seen running from the home where the shooting happened, a release said.
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 8:37 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2023 at 12:40 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - One person died and two were injured after a shooting in East Knoxville in November 2022, a release from Knoxville Police Department Communications Manager Scott Erland said.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. on Nov. 23 outside of a home in the 2700 block of E. Fifth Avenue, the release said. Officers arrived on scene to find a man, identified as Frank Vinson, 49 of Knoxville, dead from a gunshot.

Another victim with non-life-threatening injuries was dropped off by a Ford sedan to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the release said. Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies later found the Ford sedan on Chapman Highway, and, after stopping it, found another man with non-life-threatening injuries. That man was also sent to UTMC.

KPD charged Damante Golden, 29 of Knoxville, Dashawn Johnson, 29 of Knoxville, and Lawrence Stenson, 39 of Knoxville, with felony murder. Erland added that Johnson and Stenson were also shot and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

While Golden was already in KPD custody, officials announced Monday that Johnson had been booked on an outstanding warrant for first-degree murder from the shooting. Stenson was arrested on Jan. 13, 2023, according to officials with the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers.

At this time, KPD is asking anyone with information to report it to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165 or online at