‘Homicide Hunter’ being filmed in Maryville
By Iva Butler | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Drivers passing by the Exxon E-Z Stop market on Montvale Road may have been wondering about the “crime scene” tape, what appeared to be blood on a car, and the police vehicle parked nearby.
They need not have worried: It was a re-enactment staged for the benefit of “Homicide Hunter,” an episode being filmed for the Investigative Discovery Channel.
Various episodes for the second season are being filmed in the Knoxville area. Last year, they were filmed in Los Angeles.
Flower Hulihan of Maryville produces the segments that recreate actual murders that occurred in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The local episode, which will be the seventh of 10 episodes, was being filmed at the Exxon E-Z Stop Market on Montvale Road and Sandy Springs Townhouses.
Entitled “Homicide Hunter,” it is based on a 1995 drive-by shooting that occurred in Colorado Springs. It will air Nov. 13 on the Investigative Discovery Channel, a branch of Discovery Channel, Hulihan said.
“I live in Maryville, and I like to film here,” she said.
She is using some off-duty Maryville police officers in the episodes, although the uniforms have to bear Colorado Springs police markings.
Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said his department is helping the people doing the filming to make sure they are operating safely, particularly near intersections.
“I like to put money back into the local economy,” she said.
Jupiter Entertainment is filming the “Homicide Hunter” segment and the lead actor is Carl Marino, who plays Lt. Joe Kenda.