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Identity of West Knox County Shooting Victim Released, Suspect in Custody

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The identity of the victim in last night's fatal shooting has been released, and the suspect is in custody. The victim, 18-year-old Mekhi Luster of Knoxville, was shot last night around 8:00 p.m. on Amber Glades Lane in West Knox County.

An investigation by KCSO's Major Crimes Unit led to the identification of the suspect, 18-year-old
Isaiah Styles. Detectives confronted Styles in the 1800 block of Penwood Drive in West Knox County around noon today and he fled on foot. Styles was bitten by a K9 that had been deployed and was then taken into custody. He was transported to a hospital for treatment.
There will be a news conference for the media at 3:00 p.m. in the Sheriff's Office to answer any questions.



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