KPD e-Press Release: Suspect Sought in Colonial Heights Parking Lot Shooting

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Suspect Sought in Colonial Heights Parking Lot Shooting
Date & Time January 2, 2013

Approximately 5:15 AM

Location of Incident Parking Lot of Perkins Restaurant

4618 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN

Victim Not Released
Injuries Non-Life Threatening Gunshot Wound

Suspect Information

Name Unknown
Date of Birth/Age Unknown
Race/Sex White/Male
Height/Weight Approximately 5’7”

Approximately 130 lbs.

Clothing Black Leather Jacket

Black Beanie Style Cap

Vehicle Information Light Colored 4-Door Sedan

General Narrative

Detectives are in search of a suspect involved in an early morning altercation in a Colonial Heights parking lot that ended in a shooting.

On January 2, 2014 at approximately 5:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were dispatched in reference to shots being fired in the parking lot of Perkins Restaurant, located at 4618 Fort Henry Drive, in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. While en route, they spotted a vehicle matching the description of one observed leaving the scene of the incident.

A traffic stop of this vehicle netted one of the individuals involved in the altercation. He had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound during the incident. Sullivan County EMS responded and transported this individual to Holston Valley Hospital where he was treated and released.

A witness account of the incident revealed that the victim of the gunshot wound had gone to Perkins to meet some unknown people. Upon arrival the victim of the gunshot wound had become involved in a physical altercation with one of these unknown individuals. At some point during the fight a shot was fired striking the victim. After the shot, all involved subjects retreated to their own vehicles and fled the scene.

Presently, Kingsport Police Detectives are trying to locate a suspect described as a white male, 5’7” tall, and weighing 130 lbs. At the time of the incident he was reported to be wearing a black leather jacket and a black beanie style cap. He was said to have sped off in a light colored 4-door sedan southbound on Fort Henry Drive toward Johnson City.

Anyone who might have witnessed this incident, or may know the identity of the described suspect, or may have any information relating to this incident is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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