Cristhian Eliud Ramos-Murillo, 32

Knoxville, Tennessee
July 14, 2020

Agencies: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation TBI | Tennessee Highway Patrol - Tennessee

Cause of death: Shooting

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Cristhian Eliud Ramos-Murillo was killed after a pursuit and confrontation with officers on I-40 near downtown Knoxville on Tuesday. He was 32 years old.

Murillo was wanted for murder in North Lauderdale, Florida. According to authorities, Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting in the early morning hours of July 14 on Southwest 10th Court.

Julio Cesar Mejia Lopez died of his injuries.

After the shooting, investigators said Murillo drove to a nearby house where he stole a gun and ammunition, then fled in a green Chevrolet Tahoe. 

Detectives were able to track the Tahoe heading north through Florida and put out a BOLO (be on the lookout) to other departments. 

That evening, around 7 p.m., a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol spotted the Tahoe and attempted the traffic stop. Murillo refused to stop, and led troopers and Knox Co. deputies on a chase through Knoxville until the confrontation on I-40 in downtown Knoxville ended in gunfire.