Bristol, Tenn. Police: Domestic dispute on West State Street stopped after ‘passerby intervened’

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UPDATE 5:45 P.M. BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL)- Authorities in Bristol, Tennessee said a passerby helped end a domestic dispute on West State Street Wednesday afternoon.

According to an updated release, officials said a passerby actually saw the dispute, stopped and intervened.

The release said in part, “a male and female were involved in a physical domestic dispute in the
roadway and a passerby intervened in the altercation, stopping it after being directly threatened by the male involved in the domestic dispute.”

In an earlier release, police said a male suffered a gunshot wound and a female suffered multiple physical injuries.

Both the male and female involved in the domestic dispute were taken to the Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Possible charges are pending, according to the release.

If anyone witnessed the incident you are asked to contact Detective Chris Odle at codle @bristoltn.org or 989-5600.


BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Bristol Tennessee Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday on West State Street.

According to BTPD, the shooting occurred near Friendship Ford.

In a release, police said the initial call came in from the 3000 block of West State Street where there was a report of “a physical altercation between a male and female” in the median of the road.

The release added, “While officers were responding, a second report of ‘shots fired’ was reported at that location.”

Police said a man, who has not yet been identified, suffered a gunshot wound and a woman, who has also not been identified, suffered multiple physical injuries.

Both were taken to the Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police also said they believe there’s no danger to the public.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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