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Man charged with murder in Kingsport shooting

Rick Wagner, Kingsport Times News • Updated Apr 21, 2018 at 8:11 PM

KINGSPORT — A Blountville man was charged with first-degree murder early Saturday in connection with a Thursday shooting in the Lynn Garden area of Kingsport, city police announced Saturday afternoon.

Corey Lee Moore, 28, 4805 Highway 11-W, was charged in the death of Timothy L. Gilliam, 56, 524 Stapleton Drive.

Moore was arrested about 12:15 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Model City Apartments, 1000 Stonegate Road. According to a news release from Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton, Moore was spotted driving a vehicle into the parking lot and was “subsequently taken into custody without incident.”

About 8:45 p.m. Thursday, police found Gilliam dead inside his home from gunshot wounds. Patton said detectives identified Moore after following up on several leads and working “nonstop around the clock.” More about Moore’s charges from our partners at the Kingsport Times News.

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