KNOXVILLE (WATE) – One person is dead after an overnight shooting in East Knoxville.
Lebarron Cade, 53, was charged with voluntary manslaughter charge for the death of Samuel Mitchell, 23, according to Knoxville Police Department. Officers said they responded to a house on 125 Alice Street for a reported shooting at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officers said they found Mitchell dead on the bedroom floor with a gunshot wound behind his left ear.
According to the arrest report, a witness told police Cade and Mitchell were in an argument. He or she said Mitchell accused Cade of being physically abusive to his grandmother then Mitchell displayed a gun and asked Cade to leave, but he refused.
The witness said Cade grabbed the gun from Mitchell while he was still holding it, forcing the gun towards his head and causing the gun to discharge. Cade was taken into custody at the scene. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.