JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Kingsport has resulted in the arrest of a Georgia man.
At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents began investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred Monday morning in Kingsport. The investigation revealed that officers with the Kingsport Police Department received information that a stolen vehicle was in the Lynn Garden area. Officers located the vehicle in the 700 block of Truxton Drive and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Shannon Michael Carter (DOB 4/24/93), placed the vehicle in reverse, striking one of the officers and pinning him against his patrol car. He then accelerated forward, nearly striking two other officers. As Carter attempted to flee, one of the officers fired a shot at the vehicle. No one was struck. Carter was later apprehended in Hawkins County after crashing the stolen vehicle. The Kingsport officer who was hit by the vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
This evening, TBI Special Agents charged Carter, of Georgia, with one count of Attempted Criminal Homicide and two counts of Aggravated Assault. At the time of this release, Carter was being held in the Kingsport City Jail without bond. The investigation remains active and ongoing.
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.