Man Killed After Trying to Stop Domestic Assault

Officials say a man who stepped in to help a woman is dead after a shooting Monday night in Fountain City.

Officials described it as a domestic dispute, but now say 30-year-old John Taylor assaulted his ex-girlfriend and choked her until she was unconscious. Witnesses say another man, Kelton Crawford, stepped up to help the woman when Taylor shot him.

Responding officers found Crawford shot multiple times lying in the front yard of the residence. They rushed him to UT Medical Center where he died. Taylor fled the scene, but was picked up late Monday night.

Taylor was charged with one count of First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault (Domestic). He’s currently being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $625,000 bond.

Weather

  • Forecast
  • Currents
  • Planner

What's happening

Goldens In The City

Goldens In The City

Come out to The Relix on May 2nd for Goldens in the City benefiting homeless Golden Retrievers! Presented by Adopt a Golden Knoxville.

NSRA Street Rod Nationals

NSRA Street Rod Nationals

The National Street Rod Association’s Street Rod Nationals come to Knoxville at Chilhowee Park & Exhibition Center May 3rd – 5th! Listen this week for your chance to win tickets!

Hal & Phil Off The Record VI

Hal & Phil Off The Record VI

Join us on Tuesday, May 7th at the Bijou Theatre for the 6th Annual Hal & Phil Off The Record! Tickets on sale now!

KARM Radiothon

KARM Radiothon

Thank you for tuning in for the 2019 KARM Radiothon! With your help we raised over $43,00 to Knox Area Rescue Ministries!

Pinnacle Business Awards

Pinnacle Business Awards

Join NewsTalk 98.7 for the15th annual Pinnacle Business Awards, taking place on April 26th, 2019 at the Knoxville Convention Center.