KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Detectives Continue to Investigate Allandale Falls Homicide

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Detectives Continue to Investigate Allandale Falls Homicide
DATE: January 12, 2015
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.

Name Marvin McClore
Age Date of Birth 2/12/1972

42 Years of Age

Race/Gender Black/Male
Residency 734 Ordnance Drive, Apartment F-4

Church Hill, TN

Status Deceased
Name Dylan W. Ferguson
Age 18 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
Name Amber CheRee Purifoy
Age 23 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Sylvester, GA
Injuries Critical
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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