UPDATE: Suspect identified in Kingsport officer-involved shooting

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Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have identified the man involved in Wednesday morning’s officer-involved shooting as Andrew C. Witt of Kingsport.

TBI officials also revealed that Witt was still hospitalized Wednesday afternoon. 

Both state and local investigators remained on the scene for hours after the reported incident unfolded in Kingsport. 

According to officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Kingsport police officers responded to a home on Mullins Street around 5:30 a.m. for a reported domestic disturbance.

When officers got to the scene they found a man, who has not yet been identified by authorities, that reportedly came at officers with a knife.

TBI officials said at least two officers fired shots, hitting the man with the knife.

No officers were injured in the shooting, but the suspect was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

News Channel 11 spoke with several people in the area who said that this negborhood is usually quiet.
Lynn Combs lives just down the street,
“The only thing I really heard was my wife saying, ‘did you hee that?’ You know, that it happens close to you, thats what really gets you, too. It’s always been a good area.”
Combs has lived in the area for about twenty years.
Meaghann Malone is a stay at home mom and was comming back home from dropping one of her sons off at school when she realized her usual route home was blocked.
“I always come up Mullins Street and I noticed it was blocked off and there was a cop. so I didn’t know what happened,” she said.

According to a criminal history report from TBI, Witt was charged with electronic harassment by Kingsport police in 2013. He was convicted in 2017 on a misdemeanor probation violation charge in Roane County and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and supervised probation. 

No further information was immediately available.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story. 

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