KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Investigating Report of Shots Fired on Lovedale Drive (Update #2)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigating Report of Shots Fired on Lovedale Drive (Update #2)
DATE: December 6, 2019
CASE #: 19-028637
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update #2: The suspect is now in custody. Officers are in the process of reopening adjacent roadways and clearing the scene.

No further details are available at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

As previously released:

Update: The investigation thus far into the reported shots fired on Lovedale Drive has revealed the following:

For unknown reasons, an adult male suspect fired multiple gunshots either inside or in close proximity to a small apartment building, located in the 500 block of Lovedale Drive. The suspect is believed to still be inside the apartment. At this time, Officers have no reason to believe anyone was stuck by any of the gunfire.

Multiple officers and tactical units are on scene, and a perimeter has been established. For safety reasons, neighboring residents are being evacuated while Officers work toward a resolution.

No further details are available at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

As previously released:

On December 6, 2019 at approximately 6:30 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 500 block of Lovedale Drive in Kingsport. Officers are currently in the process of investigating that incident.

In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution, some adjacent roadways have been temporarily closed for safety. These closures include the entirety of Lovedale Drive and the section of Clinchfield Street from Center Street to Stone Drive. Citizens are asked to plan ahead and avoid the area for the time being.

No further details are available at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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