Man found shot to death at North Knoxville home

Police are investigating a shooting on James Avenue

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man was found shot to death Wednesday morning in the doorway of his North Knoxville home.

Police were called to a home on James Avenue near Burgess Avenue around 7:18 a.m. A neighbor saw the victim, identified as John Howard Lott, 27, unresponsive in the doorway of the home.

Officers say it appears Lott was shot at least one time overnight. His body was taken to the forensics center for investigation.

Investigators are continuing to conduct interviews and review evidence. They believe Lott was the intended target, but have released no other information.


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