KPD e-News Release: Suspect Identified and Arrested in East Stone Drive Attempted Murder Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Identified and Arrested in East Stone Drive Attempted Murder Investigation
DATE: August 31, 2016
CASE #: 16-017766
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 20, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting incident in the vicinity of Regions Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1717 and 1721 East Stone Drive respectively, in Kingsport. Multiple Officers from the K.P.D. Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions responded to the scene.

Prior to their arrival, a 22 year old black male victim was transported by acquaintances to an area medical facility for emergency treatment of multiple serious gunshot wounds. He has since been discharged from the hospital.

Based upon multiple witness accounts, a review of surveillance video footage from surrounding businesses, and a thorough assessment of the crime scene, Detectives were able to piece together the course of events and determine that a lone black male suspect attacked the victim in the parking lot, shooting him multiple times, in a deliberate attempt to kill him in retaliation over a past disagreement.

Through further investigation, the suspect was positively identified as Kerrieth Deshaun Price of Brooklyn, New York. A warrant was promptly secured for his arrest, charging him with Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.

Detectives learned that, following the shooting, Mr. Price had fled the Kingsport area, returning home to Brooklyn, New York. On August 30, 2016, with invaluable assistance from the United States Marshals Service, he was apprehended in New York and incarcerated in that jurisdiction awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.

As this remains an ongoing investigation, and in the interest of not tainting future prosecution, no additional details will be released at this time.

As previously released:

On August 20, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Regions Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1717 and 1721 East Stone Drive respectively, in Kingsport. One adult male victim has been transported to an area medical facility for treatment.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of what will be a lengthy investigation; therefore, no additional information will be released at this time. A follow-up news release with additional details will be issued at an appropriate point in the investigation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Kerrieth Deshaun Price
Age Date of Birth 9/12/1982

33 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency 672 Ralph Avenue

Brooklyn, New York

Charge(s) 1) Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder

2) Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

VICTIM INFORMATION
Name Not Released
Age 22 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Multiple Gunshot Wounds
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit