UPDATE 8:16 A.M.: According to Elizabethton Police Chief Jason Shaw both Kimberly Nicole Thomas and Cody Alan Miller are in custody.
UPDATE 8:21 P.M.: The Elizabethton Police Department has identified the deceased male found at the scene of the fatal shooting that occurred early Thursday.
The EPD identified the deceased male as Phillip M. Glass, 31, of Elizabethton. Police are still asking for the public’s help in locating Thomas and Miller.
To submit an anonymous tip via text message text TIPEPD and your tip to 847411, the EPD is asking people to submit that way due to the 542-7574 line not working.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Elizabethton Police Department (EPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating two persons of interest in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred early Thursday morning.
Officers were called to Oakmont Drive shortly after midnight about a vehicle that continued to rev its engine while driving up and down the road, a release from the EPD states.
“While officers were en route to the noise complaint, a second 911 call reports shots fired in the area,” the release reads.
When police arrived at the intersection of Milligan Highway and Oakmont, they found two vehicles that had crashed. A man, later identified as Glass, was found dead with a gunshot wound inside one of the vehicles, police report.
No one was found in the other vehicle, and EPD Major Jerry Bradley told News Channel 11 that a party appeared to have fled from the scene.
According to the EPD, police are searching for Kimberly Nicole Thomas, 20, and Cody Alan Miller, 23. Thomas is described as a white female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 125 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair. Miller is described by police as a white male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information regarding Thomas or Miller is asked to contact the EPD at 423-542-4141, Jason Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or Criminal Investigations Division-Tips at email@example.com.
In the release, investigators stated that there is no threat to the public following the shooting.
The EPD, Elizabethton Fire Department, Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Carter County EMS and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation all responded to the scene Thursday.