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Updated: Accused killer, victim, 'hero' identified from Kingsport dental office shooting

Rain Smith, Kingsport Times-News • Updated Feb 14, 2019 at 1:24 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Investigators have named the gunman accused of entering a Kingsport dentist office Wednesday and killing his estranged wife.

A Sullivan County Sheriff's Office report also named the man who shot and detained the alleged killer.

Information released Thursday morning by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says the victim is Kelly Weaver, 52, address listed as the Kingsport Highway in Gray. Her husband, Harry Weaver, 63, of Spurgeon Road in Blountville, has now been charged with first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault. He remains hospitalized at a local hospital.

The SCSO reported that at about 9:45 Wednesday morning, Harry Weaver entered David A. Guy Dentistry with the intent of killing his wife. She was employed at the Colonial Heights office, located at 150 Clinic Drive, where responding officers found her lying on the floor with several gunshots wounds. She was taken to the hospital by EMS and later died.

According to an SCSO incident report, Harry Weaver was also found on the floor with multiple gunshot wounds — and being held at gunpoint by a patient, identified as Larry Seagroves. While briefing reporters on Wednesday, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy called Seagroves a hero.. That man, a handgun carry permit holder, told deputies Harry Weaver had entered the back officer area and shot Kelly. Seagroves then opened fire on Harry and detained him until police arrived.

The Sheriff’s Office stated that Seagroves did not wish to be contacted by news media. While briefing reporters Wednesday, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy had referred to the patient as a hero.

Click here to read the full report.

More about the deadly shooting from our partners at the Kingsport Times News.

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