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Police update: Johnson City shooter says victim threatened him with knife

January 24th, 2013 7:24 am by Staff Report

Police update: Johnson City shooter says victim threatened him with knife

A man who showed up at the Johnson City Police Department's office Wednesday with a gunshot wound in his leg allegedly had threatened an East Millard Street man with a knife, prompting the shooting, according to a police report.
Gregory Thomas Smith, 48, no address available, was driven to the JCPD's station on East Main Street, where he reported the shooting to a patrol officer about 9:15 p.m. Smith was taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.
Police went to 1407 E. Millard St. and spoke with resident Jerry R. Crum, 42, who said Smith had been to his house asking him about the whereabouts of another person, police said in the report.
Crum told police Smith had a knife and threatened him, prompting him to get a gun. He told Smith to leave, but Smith began waving the knife around, so Crum fired a shot at the ground near Smith.
Crum told police Smith continued to be aggressive, so Crum fired a second shot, this time striking Smith in the leg. Smith left in a waiting car.
Police said the investigation was continuing. Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com and read Friday's print edition for more information as it becomes available.
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Earlier report posted at 7:31 a.m.:
A man showed up at the Johnson City Police Department's office Wednesday night after being shot on East Millard Street, according to a news release.
Police did not release his name, age or the circumstances of how he was shot, but reported that the incident took place at 1407 E. Millard St.
Police said the victim was driven to the JCPD's station on East Main Street, where he reported the shooting to a patrol officer about 9:15 p.m..
The man was taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the investigation was continuing. Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com and read Friday's print edition for more information as it becomes available.

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