Updated 8:55 a.m. – Preliminary autopsy results indicate that Hugh Kyle Hurd died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Updated 11:00 p.m. – The deceased individual has been identified as Hugh Kyle Hurd (DOB 8/7/59), of Kingsport, TN.
At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday evening in the 1900 block of Manor Court in Kingsport.
Preliminary information indicates that officers with the Kingsport Police Department responded to the residence at approximately 2:30 Thursday afternoon after receiving a report of a disturbance involving a male subject threatening to harm himself and others. Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with the man, but he refused to come to the door and barricaded himself inside. Officers tried to communicate with the subject, who continued to ignore their requests. Just before 5:00, the subject exited the residence and fired shots at officers, striking two of them. Officers returned fire, at which point the subject retreated back inside the residence. A short time later, he was located inside the home, deceased. At this time, the cause of death is unknown. The body will be sent for an autopsy. The injured officers were transported to the hospital for treatment. One officer was treated and released, and the other officer remains hospitalized.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Special Agents continue to interview witnesses relevant to the investigation. TBI Special Agent Forensic Scientists with the Violent Crime Response Team also responded and will be collecting evidence and processing the scene throughout the night. As in any case, our investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for his consideration and review.
As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department.
Updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com