KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Continue to Investigate Saturday Evening Shooting on East Stone Drive

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Continue to Investigate Saturday Evening Shooting on East Stone Drive
DATE: August 22, 2016
CASE #: 16-017766
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 20, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Regions Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1717 and 1721 East Stone Drive respectively, in Kingsport. Numerous Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the scene. One adult male victim was transported to an area medical facility for treatment. The suspect remains unidentified and at large.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is still actively investigating this shooting with many critical questions remaining unanswered. Detectives are continuing to sort through evidence and numerous conflicting witness statements in an attempt to determine what exactly transpired the night of the shooting. Unfortunately, publicly releasing any additional information at this point would only serve to further cloud the investigation.

In the meantime, Detectives do request that anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, know the identity of the suspect, or have any information which may assist with this investigation to please contact them in 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

As previously released:

On August 20, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Regions Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1717 and 1721 East Stone Drive respectively, in Kingsport. One adult male victim has been transported to an area medical facility for treatment.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of what will be a lengthy investigation; therefore, no additional information will be released at this time. A follow-up news release with additional details will be issued at an appropriate point in the investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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