KPD e-News Release: Homicide Investigation Underway on Skyland Drive

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Homicide Investigation Underway on Skyland Drive
DATE: December 9, 2020
CASE #: 20-025591
On December 8, 2020 at approximately 11:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the 4100 block of Skyland Drive in reference to a shooting incident. Responding Officers determined that two individuals had just been shot in the roadway, but had already been transported to an area hospital by another individual in a private vehicle just prior to police arrival.

Additional Officers were already at the hospital when the two victims arrived. One victim (identity not released) remains hospitalized in critical condition. The other victim, Josephine N. Helmandollar, succumbed to her wounds and died.

The circumstances surrounding this incident remain the focus of an active investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. The suspect in this incident is currently unknown.

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detectives 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:

Name Unknown
Name Josephine N. Helmandollar
Age 20 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries Fatal Gunshot Wounds
Name Not Released
Age 22 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Gunshot Wounds

Hospitalized in Critical Condition

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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