UPDATE 3:35 P.M. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with the Johnson City Police Department have charged a 17-year-old with first-degree murder after a shooting in a parking lot Wednesday morning.
According to police, officers responded to the Plymouth Ridge Apartments just before 8 a.m. for a report of shots fired in the parking lot.
The release Wednesday afternoon added, ” A preliminary investigation revealed an altercation between two males in the parking lot and shots being exchanged between these subjects. A subsequent investigation revealed this incident was witnessed by several individuals in the complex.”
A man, identified by police as Daniel Nicholas King of Elizabethton, was injured in the shooting and taken to the Johnson City Medical Center where he underwent surgery.
According to police King died as a result of his injuries.
Now, a 17-year-old male from Johnson City is facing several charges including first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, possession of Schedule III drug for resale, and simple possession of Schedule VI drugs.
The 17-year-old, who was not identified by police, was booked into the Upper East Tennessee Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A suspect is on the run and a man is in the hospital after a shooting at Plymouth Ridge Apartments in Johnson City Wednesday morning.
Police were called to the scene just before 8 a.m., according to JCPD public information officer Heather Brack.
Brack told News Channel 11’s Ashley Sharp that a man was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center and at last check was in surgery with gunshot wounds. The hospitalized person was identified only as a white man.
The suspect in the shooting has not been identified and is on the run as of 8:42 a.m., according to Brack.
JCPD investigators are speaking to witnesses to attempt to learn more about the suspect.
Brack said the shooting is an isolated incident and there are no general threats known.
Neighbors who live at the complex reported hearing at least 9 shots Wednesday morning. This information is not confirmed by JCPD.