Murder warrant issued for convicted felon in shooting

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 1:21am
Staff reports
Daniel L. Garrett

Metro Police have obtained a murder warrant against convicted felon Daniel L. Garrett, 20, in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s shooting death of Harold Eugene Newsome, 25, in a courtyard of the James Cayce public housing development on South Seventh Street.

Witnesses told police Garrett and Newsome got into a verbal altercation and Garrett fired several shots at Newsome at 4:45 p.m. Newsome died on the scene.

Garrett, who is known to frequent the James Cayce public housing development, has previous convictions for felony aggravated burglary and drug possession. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone seeing him or knowing his whereabouts is urged to immediately contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

3 Comments on this post:

By: pandabear on 9/24/09 at 7:14

Just above this article is another one how the mayor of
Knoxville supports no guns in parks.

Maybe he'll go for a walk, meet this guy, hug'em and tell'em everything
will be ok......ya think ?!?

This "Daniel L. Garrett " stuff happens everyday now folks.

Think about it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/24/09 at 7:44

So the guy was sentenced for 3 years on a previous charge of aggrevated burglary but only served 30 days of the sentence. That was this past December.|DANIEL|04031989

What's up with that?

By: cmarcus45 on 9/24/09 at 7:58

Is it just me, or does this guy strongly resemble Chris Johnson?!?