Elizabethton PD: Gunshots heard at Elizabethton motel ‘apparent suicide’, one person dead


UPDATE 2:15 P.M.: Elizabethton Police Chief Jason Shaw confirmed that one person is dead after an active police situation at the Travelers Inn in Elizabethton.

According to Shaw, one person is dead in an apparent suicide.

Shaw said officers first responded to the motel at 2:34 p.m. and heard gunshots at 2:39 p.m.

News Channel 11 is continuing to follow this developing story.



ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Officials with the Elizabethton Police Department confirmed with News Channel 11 there was an active police situation at Travelers Inn in Elizabethton.

According to Elizabethton Police Chief Jason Shaw, officers first responded to a report of a person inside a room that wouldn’t leave.

When officers were on scene they heard shots fired.

At this time, Chief Shaw describes it as a situation with a “barricaded person.”

Stay with us on-air and on WJHL.com for the latest updates.

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