KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man was found dead in a yard in East Knoxville.
Police said they responded to a house at on Louise Avenue at around 9:50 a.m. Thursday and found the body of Anthony Scott Cash, 26, in the yard near the house. Officers said Cash did not live at the residence.
Just before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, police said officers responded to a shots fired call a block from where the body was discovered. Investigators said officers canvassed the area, but were unable to find any evidence or witnesses to a shooting.
Police said investigators are currently conducting interviews and gathering evidence from the scene. It appears Cash died as a result of a gunshot wound, but an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Knoxville Police Department crime information line at (865) 215-7212. Callers can remain anonymous.