July 14, 2020
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 3 years ago
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.