Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal shooting in East Knoxville with a suspect in custody, charged with first-degree murder, following a stand-off with police.
Officers responding to Wilderness Road and found a woman who had been shot in the backyard of the home. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
KPD officers identified the suspect as 76-year-old John Deloach and say he reportedly shot the victim following a dispute and barricaded himself inside the home before officers arrived.
Crisis Negotiators spent about three hours talking with the suspect who finally surrendered.