|This earlier News Release concerning the Mullins Street Officer Involved Shooting has now been updated to include the identity of the suspect, Andrew C. Witt, 27 years of age, of Kingsport.
Also, as requested by area media outlets, a previous mug shot of Mr. Witt from 2013, on file with the Kingsport Police Department, has also been included.
As of the time of issuance of this update, he remains hospitalized, and charges are pending. This remains an ongoing multi-agency investigation. As such, no additional information is available for release at this time.
As previously released:
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at approximately 5:30 AM Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Mullins Street in Kingsport. Shortly after their arrival, a suspect produced a weapon, resulting in shots being fired by one or more officers. The suspect has been transported to an area medical facility for treatment. No officers were injured in the incident.
Kingsport Police Department Investigators are in the preliminary stages of their investigation into the incident. As is protocol in officer involved shootings, and in the interest of complete transparency, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has also been requested to respond to conduct an independent parallel investigation. Additional information will be released at an appropriate time as it develops.