SUBJECT: KPD Investigating Shooting On Bowater Drive (Update)
DATE: January 30th, 2024
CASE #: 24-001543
Update: The scene is now secured. This appears to be an isolated incident, and there is currently no reason to believe that there is any danger to the public.
As a result of this incident, one juvenile male is deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
The associated investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is still in its infancy and remains active and ongoing. The deceased’s information will not be released due to his age.
The decedent was a student of Dobyns Bennett High School. The Kingsport Police Department and Kingsport City Schools have been coordinating and have mobilized counselors who will be at Dobyns Bennett High School, starting on January 31 to support students and staff.
Further details will be shared as they become available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.
As previously released: On January 30th, 2024, at approximately 3:00 pm, the Kingsport Police Department responded to reports of a shooting in the 1900 block of Bowater Drive. This is an active and ongoing investigation, and more details will be released at the appropriate time.
Corporal Brandon Johnson
Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit
Office (423) 229-9339, Fax (423) 343-9749