Two arrested in connection to North Knox County shooting

Officers said that one victim was discovered with a gunshot wound, and was pronounced deceased by AMR.
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 7:54 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2021 at 2:08 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Deputies were called to a shooting in the 5900 block of Jones Road in North Knox County Wednesday morning, according to Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler.

Officers said that one victim, identified as 28-year-old David Richard Howard of Corryton, was discovered with a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead by AMR.

Officials announced Saturday that Jessica Leann Hamlet, 35, and Joseph Adam Sparks, 47, were charged with first-degree murder in perpetration/attempt a crime. During the investigation, Matthew Garcia was also arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear, unlawful drug paraphernalia and activities and evading arrest.

Major Crimes Detectives and Forensics responded to the shooting scene, and the investigation is in the preliminary stages at this time.

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