KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Investigating Stapleton Drive Shooting as a Homicide

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigating Stapleton Drive Shooting as a Homicide
DATE: April 20, 2018
CASE #: 18-011851
On April 19, 2018 at approximately 8:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to 524 Stapleton Drive in Kingsport regarding a shooting incident. Upon arrival, they found a 56 year old white male adult victim, recently deceased from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside the residence.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene. Detectives are actively investigating this shooting incident as a homicide and are currently in the process of following up on several leads. The suspect responsible is still unidentified and currently remains at large.

Detectives request for anyone who has any information that may assist with this investigation to please contact them as soon as possible in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or by calling 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:

As this remains an open, active, and as of now unsolved homicide investigation, it would be premature and irresponsible to release further details concerning the matter at this time. Additional information will be made available at the appropriate point in the investigation.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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