KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody in Stapleton Drive Homicide Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody in Stapleton Drive Homicide Investigation
DATE: April 21, 2018
CASE #: 18-011851
On Thursday, 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 the resident, Timothy L. Gilliam, recently deceased from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside the home.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene. Detectives began an intensive homicide investigation, working non-stop around the clock, following up on several leads. They were soon able to develop Corey Lee Moore as the suspect responsible. By late Friday evening, April 20, 2018, a warrant had been obtained for his arrest, charging him with First Degree Murder.

Shortly thereafter, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at approximately 12:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers spotted Mr. Moore driving a vehicle into the parking lot of Model City Apartments, located at 1000 Stonegate Road in Kingsport. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

He was transported to the Kingsport City Jail, and is currently being held without bond, pending arraignment. As this remains an active homicide investigation, and in the interest of a successful future prosecution, no additional details, to include motive, can or will be released at this time.

Name Corey Lee Moore
Age Date of Birth 8/22/1989

28 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 4805 Highway 11W

Blountville, TN

Charge(s) First Degree Murder

Name Timothy L. Gilliam
Age 56 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 524 Stapleton Drive

Kingsport, TN

Injuries Fatal
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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