Police identify North Knoxville shooting victim, search for car ongoing

Officials said a midnight black Toyota Camry that was involved in the shooting left the scene before officers arrived.
Officials said a midnight black Toyota Camry that was involved in the shooting left the scene before officers arrived.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 9:42 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 7:14 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Investigators are searching for a vehicle involved in a deadly shooting that occurred Tuesday night in North Knoxville, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

KPD investigators responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Bradshaw Garden Road at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 17, officials said.

So far, the investigation has determined that a car crash happened in front of a home on Bradshaw Garden Road, officials said. After the crash, a person confronted a man, later identified as Jeronimo Gomez, 30, and shots were fired, according to a media release.

According to KPD spokesperson Scott Erland, Gomez was hit by the gunfire and taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he later died.

Investigators are looking for a 2010s-model midnight black Toyota Camry that they suspect was involved in the shooting and left before officers arrived. Erland said the four-door car is likely muddy with damage to the front end or the driver’s side of the vehicle and has light-colored rims.

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

The investigation remains ongoing.