KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Incident Involving Serious Injury of a Child

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Incident Involving Serious Injury of a Child
DATE: January 9, 2016
CASE #: 16-000501
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 8, 2016 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was alerted of an incident, which is believed to have occurred shortly beforehand, that resulted in the serious injury of a four year old boy. The child initially received emergency medical treatment at Holston Valley Medical Center, but he has since been transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Based upon the preliminary inquiry by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division, it appears that the boy was shot while at a private residence within the city limits of Kingsport. Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation with many questions remaining unanswered. Due to the sensitive nature of the situation and the minor age of the child, it would be both inappropriate and irresponsible to discuss the matter further at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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