Police have released the name of the victim in Monday night’s shooting, and a person of interest is in custody.
On January 2, 2023, shortly after 8:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to an alleyway behind the 1200 block of West Sullivan Street in the Sevier Terrace area of Kingsport in reference to a shooting incident.
Officers located an adult male victim, identified as Mark A. Miller (57 years of age of Kingsport) who died from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.
The immediate area surrounding the alleyway was temporarily cordoned off to allow for a thorough preliminary investigation and processing of the scene; however, the scene has since been cleared.
A person of interest has been identified and is currently in law enforcement custody on unrelated charges.
Police say “to preserve the integrity of the investigation, that person of interest will not be publicly identified at this time.”
Officers believe this is an isolated incident, and there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the general public.