Kingsport police identify shooting suspect who remains at large


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Police are trying to locate a man wanted in connection with a shooting that sent one person to the hospital.

The Kingsport Police Department is searching for 39-year-old Travis Gale Bishop of Ernie Drive.

Investigators say Bishop illegally entered a home in the 3900 block of Alderwood Drive on Thursday and shot a 19-year-old man following an altercation.

The victim, who was shot in the leg, was taken to Holston Valley Medical Center with “serious” injuries according to KPD.

Taylor Stapleton was outside with his son Thursday afternoon when the gunfire erupted.

“Me and my son was out riding his bicycle and stuff and we were coming up the hill and we heard a loud pop,” said Stapleton.

Police say Bishop fled the scene following the shooting and remains at-large. He is approximately 6 feet tall, weighs roughly 180 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes, according to KPD. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Neighbors told News Channell 11 that this was unusual for the Kingsport neighborhood.

“It does make me [feel] very very iffy and [its] scary because we’re here in the broad daylight, right when school’s getting out,” said Stapleton.

Kingsport police have charged Bishop with especially aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact detectives at 423-229-9429 or central dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Anonymous tips may be submitted online by clicking here.

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