Two Tennessee Police Officers Shot, Suspect Dead

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KINGSPORT, TN — TBI Special Agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday evening in the 1900 block of Manor Court in Kingsport.

Officials say officers with the Kingsport Police Department responded to the residence at 2:30 Thursday afternoon after receiving a report of a disturbance involving a male subject threatening to harm himself and others. Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with the man, but he refused to come to the door and barricaded himself inside. Officers tried to communicate with the subject, who continued to ignore their requests.

Just before 5:00, the subject exited the residence and fired shots at officers, striking two of them. Officers returned fire, at which point the subject retreated back inside the residence. A short time later, he was located inside the home, deceased.

At this time, the cause of death is unknown. The body will be sent for an autopsy. The injured officers were transported to the hospital for treatment. One officer was treated and released, and the other officer remains hospitalized.

The investigation is ongoing.