|As of January 12, 2015, Kingsport Police Detectives are continuing to investigate the homicide that occurred this past Friday evening at Allandale Falls Apartments in Kingsport. While the suspect in this incident, Marvin McClore, is now deceased by his own hand, this is still an active murder investigation with many questions remaining unanswered.
The identities of the victims of this shooting are now being released. The deceased victim, previously incorrectly referred to as a 21 year old white male, was actually 18 year old Dylan W. Ferguson of Kingsport. Mr. Ferguson resided at the apartment where the shooting occurred.
The other victim was 23 year old Amber CheRee Purifoy of Sylvester, GA. She was in Kingsport visiting family at Allandale Falls Apartments when the shooting occurred. Ms. Purifoy is still hospitalized at Holston Valley Medical Center listed in critical condition. The two victims are step-siblings.
As stated in an earlier release, this shooting was not a random act of violence. Mr. McClore was known to the victims’ family. As this is still an active investigation, particular details regarding his motive will not be released at this time.