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Kingsport police shooting headed to grand jury

August 15th, 2013 7:32 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police shooting headed to grand jury

Investigators at the scene of the June 11 shooting on Watauga Street. File photo by David Grace.

KINGSPORT — Findings of an investigation into June's shooting of a wanted man by Kingsport police will soon be presented to a grand jury, leaving the placement of any charges to their discretion.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called in to compile a report on the June 11 incident, when a man sought on violation of probation and failure to appear warrants ran from officers onto the roof of a city home.

Approximately two and a half hours into negotiations to surrender, according to Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton, the suspect made "threatening gestures towards the officers" with an unspecified weapon.

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