Florida Man Suspected in Triple Killing Dead; Shot Himself Tuesday at West Knox Motel
KNOXVILLE — The man suspected of killing three people in Central Florida was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was taken for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in a West Knoxville motel room, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
The time of death has not been released. Nor have authorities said where on his body David Eugene Smith, 27, shot himself.
David Eugene Smith, 27, who likes to refer to himself as “Prince David,” called E-911 about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday and declared that he was wanted in connection with the killings of two women and a man near Lakeland, Fla., according to the Polk County, Fla., County Sheriff’s Office.