KPD e-News Release: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect (2nd Update)

 

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect (2ndUpdate)
DATE: November 13, 2017
CASE #: 17-032004
GENERAL NARRATIVE
As of November 13, 2017, this news release has been updated to include the cause of death of the suspect.

Based upon a preliminary autopsy report, the cause of death of Hugh K. Hurd, as now publicly released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has been ruled a suicide by means of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On November 9, 2017 at approximately 4:45 PM, Mr. Hurd exited his condominium, located at 1951 Manor Court, Unit A, in Kingsport, advanced upon a group of Kingsport Police Officers, and immediately opened fire, discharging multiple rounds at them from a shotgun.

Two officers were struck by his gunfire during this unprovoked attack. One officer sustained minor injuries; however, the other officer was struck directly with a minimum of two shotgun blasts and sustained serious injuries.

Multiple Kingsport Police Officers discharged their service weapons in self-defense, providing cover fire, and effectively driving Mr. Hurd back inside his condominium, to enable them to successfully rescue the downed officers.

Once Mr. Hurd was contained back inside his condominium, K.P.D. personnel began clearing neighbors from the surrounding condominiums for safety. At approximately 6:00 PM, the S.W.A.T. Team made a tactical entry into the residence. Mr. Hurd was found inside, already deceased, from what has now been ruled a suicide by means of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

One of the injured officers was treated and released on the same evening and appears to be doing fine. The other injured officer remains hospitalized and has already undergone two surgeries. His injuries are serious; however, as of now, they do not appear life threatening, and the prognosis continues to be positive.

As this remains an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

As of November 10, 2017, this news release has been updated to include the identity of the suspect, as well as the current status of the injured officers.

The suspect in this incident, as publicly released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, is Hugh K. Hurd, and as previously mentioned, he is now deceased. A previous booking photo, on file at the Kingsport City Jail, has been added to this release at the request of local media.

One of the injured officers was treated and released on Thursday evening and appears to be doing fine. The other injured officer remains hospitalized. He underwent one surgery Thursday evening and is undergoing another surgery Friday afternoon. He sustained serious injuries; however, as of now, they do not appear life threatening, and the prognosis is good.

While these men were injured while performing their duties as sworn law enforcement officers, they are also victims of a violent crime. As such, per protocol and out of concern for both their privacy and safety, their names will not be publicly released at this time.

Finally, just to reiterate, as is the case with any officer involved shooting, in an effort to maintain complete transparency with the community, the Kingsport Police Department contacted the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney with a request for an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will also conduct a parallel in-house investigation.

The department has already received, and continues to receive, an outpouring of support from the community in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and even food deliveries expressing thoughts and prayers for everyone involved. For this, the Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere heartfelt gratitude.

As this is now an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of November 9, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department received information concerning a resident of a condominium in the Ridgefields neighborhood of Kingsport.

The information indicated that an adult male suspect, who resided in the 1900 block of Manor Court, had made threats to harm and/or kill both himself and one of his neighbors. During the course of the ensuing investigation, Officers learned that there was also an outstanding arrest warrant for this same suspect for Failure to Appear on a previous charge of Aggravated Stalking involving a completely different neighbor. They also learned that he was reportedly in possession of a firearm.

Shortly thereafter, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers arrived at the suspect’s residence in an attempt to locate him. Upon arrival, responding officers found that he had barricaded himself inside his residence. Officers set up a perimeter and called in the K.P.D. S.W.A.T. Team to assist.

A telephone message was soon disseminated via the Kingsport 9-1-1 Community Notification System, alerting residents of the neighborhood that there was an emergency situation in progress in the immediate area with instructions for residents to stay indoors.

At approximately 4:45 PM, the suspect exited his condominium, armed with a firearm, and there was an immediate exchange of gunfire between him and the officers. He then retreated back inside his condominium. During the gunfire exchange, two Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were wounded.

The officers’ injuries did not initially appear life threatening, and they were still conscious and alert. Both officers were transported to an area medical facility for treatment. The latest information was that one of those officers had been treated and released, and the other officer was being prepped for surgery. Out of respect for their privacy, their identities will not be released at this time.

K.P.D. personnel began clearing neighbors from the surrounding condominiums for safety. At approximately 6:00 PM, the S.W.A.T. Team made a tactical entry into the suspect’s residence. He was found deceased inside. The exact cause and manner of his death remains under investigation, pending an autopsy, and will not be released at this time. His identity is being temporarily withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The scene has now been rendered safe, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes; however, it is still an active crime scene with very limited access.

As is the case with any officer involved shooting, in an effort to maintain complete transparency with the community, the Kingsport Police Department contacted the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney with a request for an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will also conduct a parallel in-house investigation.

The department has received an outpouring of support from the community in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and even food deliveries expressing thoughts and prayers for everyone involved. For this, the Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere heartfelt gratitude.

As this is now an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Hugh K. Hurd
Age Date of Birth 8/7/1959

58 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1951 Manor Court, Unit A

Kingsport, TN

Status Deceased

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Possible I-81 Traffic Congestion Due to Tractor-Trailer Fire

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Possible I-81 Traffic Congestion Due to Tractor-Trailer Fire
DATE:  November 10, 2017
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 10, 2017 as of approximately 5:15 PM, Kingsport area first responders are on the scene of a tractor-trailer fire on the southbound side of Interstate 81 at roughly the 66 mile-marker. Traffic is down to one-lane and will continue to be so for at least a couple of hours. This could obviously potentially result in traffic congestion and delays.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and plan an alternate route if at all possible. Motorists already in the immediate area are encourage to slow down, exercise caution and patience, obey all traffic instructions, and drive with a heightened sense of situational awareness.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect (Update)
DATE: November 10, 2017
CASE #: 17-032004
GENERAL NARRATIVE
As of November 10, 2017, this news release has been updated to include the identity of the suspect, as well as the current status of the injured officers.

The suspect in this incident, as publicly released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, is Hugh K. Hurd, and as previously mentioned, he is now deceased. A previous booking photo, on file at the Kingsport City Jail, has been added to this release at the request of local media.

One of the injured officers was treated and released on Thursday evening and appears to be doing fine. The other injured officer remains hospitalized. He underwent one surgery Thursday evening and is undergoing another surgery Friday afternoon. He sustained serious injuries; however, as of now, they do not appear life threatening, and the prognosis is good.

While these men were injured while performing their duties as sworn law enforcement officers, they are also victims of a violent crime. As such, per protocol and out of concern for both their privacy and safety, their names will not be publicly released at this time.

Finally, just to reiterate, as is the case with any officer involved shooting, in an effort to maintain complete transparency with the community, the Kingsport Police Department contacted the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney with a request for an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will also conduct a parallel in-house investigation.

The department has already received, and continues to receive, an outpouring of support from the community in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and even food deliveries expressing thoughts and prayers for everyone involved. For this, the Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere heartfelt gratitude.

As this is now an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of November 9, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department received information concerning a resident of a condominium in the Ridgefields neighborhood of Kingsport.

The information indicated that an adult male suspect, who resided in the 1900 block of Manor Court, had made threats to harm and/or kill both himself and one of his neighbors. During the course of the ensuing investigation, Officers learned that there was also an outstanding arrest warrant for this same suspect for Failure to Appear on a previous charge of Aggravated Stalking involving a completely different neighbor. They also learned that he was reportedly in possession of a firearm.

Shortly thereafter, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers arrived at the suspect’s residence in an attempt to locate him. Upon arrival, responding officers found that he had barricaded himself inside his residence. Officers set up a perimeter and called in the K.P.D. S.W.A.T. Team to assist.

A telephone message was soon disseminated via the Kingsport 9-1-1 Community Notification System, alerting residents of the neighborhood that there was an emergency situation in progress in the immediate area with instructions for residents to stay indoors.

At approximately 4:45 PM, the suspect exited his condominium, armed with a firearm, and there was an immediate exchange of gunfire between him and the officers. He then retreated back inside his condominium. During the gunfire exchange, two Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were wounded.

The officers’ injuries did not initially appear life threatening, and they were still conscious and alert. Both officers were transported to an area medical facility for treatment. The latest information was that one of those officers had been treated and released, and the other officer was being prepped for surgery. Out of respect for their privacy, their identities will not be released at this time.

K.P.D. personnel began clearing neighbors from the surrounding condominiums for safety. At approximately 6:00 PM, the S.W.A.T. Team made a tactical entry into the suspect’s residence. He was found deceased inside. The exact cause and manner of his death remains under investigation, pending an autopsy, and will not be released at this time. His identity is being temporarily withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The scene has now been rendered safe, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes; however, it is still an active crime scene with very limited access.

As is the case with any officer involved shooting, in an effort to maintain complete transparency with the community, the Kingsport Police Department contacted the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney with a request for an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will also conduct a parallel in-house investigation.

The department has received an outpouring of support from the community in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and even food deliveries expressing thoughts and prayers for everyone involved. For this, the Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere heartfelt gratitude.

As this is now an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Hugh K. Hurd
Age Date of Birth 8/7/1959

58 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1951 Manor Court, Unit A

Kingsport, TN

Status Deceased

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody in Early Morning Stabbing Incident (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody in Early Morning Stabbing Incident (Update)
DATE: November 10, 2017
CASE #: 17-032046
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: The suspect in this incident is identified as Timothy E. Crawford. He has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He is currently incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail where he will remain confined awaiting arraignment.

The names of the victims will not be made public at this time. One victim sustained a serious stab wound to her back, while the other sustained a minor laceration to her hand. None of the injuries appear life-threatening at this time, and both have been treated and released.

Detectives are still sorting through the events leading up to the stabbing to include the motive. This remains an open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, and as such, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On November 10, 2017 at approximately 5:00 AM, two female victims contacted Kingsport Central Dispatch while self-transporting to an area medical facility, seeking treatment for injuries that they had just sustained. The victims reported being assaulted with a knife, by a male acquaintance, at a Kingsport residence, located at 1101 North Wilcox Drive.

Following an initial investigation, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers went to the residence in an attempt to located the suspect. Upon arrival, officers established initial contact with the suspect via telephone; however, he refused to follow instructions or come outside.

At approximately 6:30 AM, after a brief delay, Officers were able to reestablish contact with the suspect. He eventually complied with the Officers orders and exited the residence, where he was taken into custody without resistance or further incident.

The suspect was transported to an area medical facility for treatment of injuries sustained during the initial altercation with the female victims. The scene is now secure, and there is no danger to the public; however, it remains an active crime scene with law enforcement still present in the area.

This continues to be an open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division with charges pending. No details are immediately available regarding the identity of the suspect, resultant criminal charges, or the condition of the victims. Additional information will be released as it is developed.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Timothy E. Crawford
Age Date of Birth 1/31/1967

50 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1101 North Wilcox Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Aggravated Assault (2 counts)

2) Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

VICTIM #1 INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/Black
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious but Non-Life Threatening
VICTIM #2 INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 29 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Minor
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody in Early Morning Stabbing Incident

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody in Early Morning Stabbing Incident
DATE: November 10, 2017
CASE #: 17-032046
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 10, 2017 at approximately 5:00 AM, two female victims contacted Kingsport Central Dispatch while self-transporting to an area medical facility, seeking treatment for injuries that they had just sustained. The victims reported being assaulted with a knife, by a male acquaintance, at a Kingsport residence, located at 1101 North Wilcox Drive.

Following an initial investigation, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers went to the residence in an attempt to located the suspect. Upon arrival, officers established initial contact with the suspect via telephone; however, he refused to follow instructions or come outside.

At approximately 6:30 AM, after a brief delay, Officers were able to reestablish contact with the suspect. He eventually complied with the Officers orders and exited the residence, where he was taken into custody without resistance or further incident.

The suspect was transported to an area medical facility for treatment of injuries sustained during the initial altercation with the female victims. The scene is now secure, and there is no danger to the public; however, it remains an active crime scene with law enforcement still present in the area.

This continues to be an open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division with charges pending. No details are immediately available regarding the identity of the suspect, resultant criminal charges, or the condition of the victims. Additional information will be released as it is developed.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Two Kingsport Police Officers Injured in Standoff with Barricaded Suspect
DATE: November 9, 2017
CASE #: 17-032004
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On the afternoon of November 9, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department received information concerning a resident of a condominium in the Ridgefields neighborhood of Kingsport.

The information indicated that an adult male suspect, who resided in the 1900 block of Manor Court, had made threats to harm and/or kill both himself and one of his neighbors. During the course of the ensuing investigation, Officers learned that there was also an outstanding arrest warrant for this same suspect for Failure to Appear on a previous charge of Aggravated Stalking involving a completely different neighbor. They also learned that he was reportedly in possession of a firearm.

Shortly thereafter, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers arrived at the suspect’s residence in an attempt to locate him. Upon arrival, responding officers found that he had barricaded himself inside his residence. Officers set up a perimeter and called in the K.P.D. S.W.A.T. Team to assist.

A telephone message was soon disseminated via the Kingsport 9-1-1 Community Notification System, alerting residents of the neighborhood that there was an emergency situation in progress in the immediate area with instructions for residents to stay indoors.

At approximately 4:45 PM, the suspect exited his condominium, armed with a firearm, and there was an immediate exchange of gunfire between him and the officers. He then retreated back inside his condominium. During the gunfire exchange, two Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were wounded.

The officers’ injuries did not initially appear life threatening, and they were still conscious and alert. Both officers were transported to an area medical facility for treatment. The latest information was that one of those officers had been treated and released, and the other officer was being prepped for surgery. Out of respect for their privacy, their identities will not be released at this time.

K.P.D. personnel began clearing neighbors from the surrounding condominiums for safety. At approximately 6:00 PM, the S.W.A.T. Team made a tactical entry into the suspect’s residence. He was found deceased inside. The exact cause and manner of his death remains under investigation, pending an autopsy, and will not be released at this time. His identity is being temporarily withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The scene has now been rendered safe, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes; however, it is still an active crime scene with very limited access.

As is the case with any officer involved shooting, in an effort to maintain complete transparency with the community, the Kingsport Police Department contacted the Office of the 2nd Judicial District Attorney with a request for an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Kingsport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will also conduct a parallel in-house investigation.

The department has received an outpouring of support from the community in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, and even food deliveries expressing thoughts and prayers for everyone involved. For this, the Kingsport Police Department would like to express sincere heartfelt gratitude.

As this is now an active multi-agency investigation, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Interstate 26 to Resume Normal Traffic Patterns Shortly

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Interstate 26 to Resume Normal Traffic Patterns Shortly
DATE: November 6, 2017
CASE #: 17-031568
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Interstate 26 is expected to resume normal traffic patterns shortly. The overturned tractor-trailer has been righted and is in the process of being removed from the scene. This was a single vehicle rollover crash. “Possible injuries” were reported, meaning that that they were most likely minor or even non-existent. The driver was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

As previously released:

On November 6, 2017 at approximately 10:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision resulting in an overturned tractor-trailer on westbound Interstate 26 at mile marker 6.

Traffic is down to one lane at this time with the distinct possibility of complete intermittent closures to allow for the safe investigation of the crash and the righting and removal of the tractor-trailer.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and seek an alternate route. Motorists already in the immediate area are encouraged to exercise caution and patience, obey all traffic instructions, and drive with a heightened sense of situational awareness.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton