2 suspects arrested after shot fired in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE (WATE) – Two convicted felons were arrested for having a firearm after a shot was fired at an apartment complex.

Elijah McDowell, 18, of Dandridge and Miciah Bates, 18, of Oak Ridge were both charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. McDowell was also charged with simple possession of marijuana.

Oak Ridge Police Department said they responded to McKenzie Acres Apartments, located at 100 Utica Circle, at 5:42 p.m. Police located McDowell and Bates and identified them as suspects. They were both arrested after officers located a loaded handgun in the vehicle they were driving in.

No injuries were reported.

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