Police ID victim, suspect in apparent murder-suicide in N. Knox

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KPD officers surround a home in North Knoxville that was the scene of an apparent murder-suicide Friday. Source: KPD

Authorities said they were investigating what appeared to be a murder-suicide Friday morning in North Knoxville.

About 11:50 a.m. Friday, officers from the Knoxville Police Department “received anonymous information” that a man who lived at 915 Sidebrook Avenue had shot and killed another man, according to KPD spokesperson Scott Erland.

“During the initial stages of the investigation, officers learned that the alleged suspect was possibly still at the home at 915 Sidebrook,” said Erland. “Officers responded to the home and formed a perimeter around it. Officers established contact with the alleged suspect and were on the phone with him when he stopped responding.”

 The officers entered the home about 2 p.m. and found the suspect dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he continued. They also found the body of a second man in a vacant lot next to the residence.

“The alleged suspect, who was found dead inside of the home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, has been identified as Robert Daugherty, 63 of Knoxville,” Erland said. “The man who was found dead in the vacant lot next to the home has been identified as Steven Farr, 46 of Knoxville.”

The ongoing investigation was being handled by KPD’s Violent Crimes Unit, he said.

Published on June 13, 2022.

Published on June 10, 2022.