KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Sevier Terrace Shooting Incident

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Sevier Terrace Shooting Incident
DATE: January 2, 2023
CASE #: 23-000109
On January 2, 2023, shortly after 8:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the 500 block of Bellvue Avenue in the Sevier Terrace area of Kingsport in reference to a shooting incident.

As a result of this incident, one adult male is deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The scene is now secured. This appears to have been an isolated incident, and there is currently no reason to believe there is any further danger to the general public.

The associated investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is still in its infancy and remains active and ongoing. As such, no additional information, to include decedent identification, is able to be released at this time.

Further details will be shared as they become available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)


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