Knoxville Police Arrest an Alleged Shooting Suspect

Knoxville Police make an arrest in a recent shooting in the Western Heights area.

Police arrested 24-year-old Joshua Welcome, who is wanted on outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and one outstanding warrant for domestic aggravated assault, for the shooting incident that happened on Monday.

There were no injuries reported during the shooting. KPD officers were able to identify the vehicle being driven by Welcome and located it on the 1700 block of Virginia Avenue and took him into custody. A search warrant found money, marijuana packed in multiple separate packages and drug paraphernalia. In addition to the six outstanding warrants, Welcome was also charged with schedule VI drug violations, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of conditional release.

Welcome was also arrested on June 28 on numerous failure to appear warrants out of Knox County.

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