KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Alleged Robbery and Shooting Incident

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Alleged Robbery and Shooting Incident
DATE: November 10, 2014
On November 7, 2014 at approximately 3:00 PM, Officers from the Kingsport Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions responded to 1158 Dorothy Street in Kingsport in reference to a shooting incident that had just occurred. Upon arrival, they spoke with two female occupants who were inside the residence at the time of the shooting.

The victims reported that they were in the living room of this residence when two suspects, one a white male described as approximately 5 feet, 7 inches in height and skinny, and the other a black female described as light-skinned, entered through the unlocked front door. The victims stated that the pair of suspects demanded pills, looked through their purses, and stole some money.

The victims claimed that the suspects did not display a weapon at this point, but threatened to shoot them. A passing witness apparently heard the commotion inside, forced open the front door, and chased the suspects out of the rear of the residence. The suspects fled the scene in what is believed to be a champagne colored 2-door Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle.

The victims did not immediately contact the police. Approximately 15 minutes later, the suspects reportedly returned in the same vehicle and fired multiple shots from an unknown firearm at the residence while the victims were inside. The suspects then fled the scene a second time. At least two bullet holes were found in the structure, and additional gunfire related damage was found to a vehicle parked in the driveway.

Nobody claimed to have been injured in the shooting; however, what appeared to be fresh blood spatter was found inside the residence. Detectives are still attempting to determine the source of that blood.

An image of the suspect vehicle, captured on a surveillance camera monitoring that neighborhood, is included in this release. Again, it is believed to be a champagne colored 2-door Chevrolet Blazer, and it appears to possibly have some front-end damage.

Anyone who may be able to help detectives identify these suspects and solve this case is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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