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Update: Man identified in officer-involved shooting at Bristol drug operation

Posted: Updated: Oct 12, 2013 03:38 PM EDT
A Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Department cruiser sits outside a home in the 2000 block of Bay Street.  Photo: Ted Overbay A Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Department cruiser sits outside a home in the 2000 block of Bay Street. Photo: Ted Overbay
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BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) -

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has released more information about the officer-involved shooting in Bristol, TN, including the subject's name.

Officers with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and  2nd Judicial Drug Task Force were attempting to serve a warrant on Kenneth Clark.

Kenneth Clark had warrants out of Sullivan County for Violation of Probation. He also had outstanding warrants out of Bristol, Virginia.

When officers approached Clark, he was in a vehicle with a woman. She was forced out of the vehicle, and it was then that Clark fled the scene. In the process of trying to get away, Clark attempted to hit officers with the vehicle. It was then, that shots were fired. Clark drove to a home in Bristol, Virginia before authorities were called, and he was taken to the Bristol Regional Medical Center, where he died.

The TBI is handling the investigation.

An active meth lab was also located in an outbuilding behind 2504 Bay Street. The contents of the meth operation were neutralized at the scene, and then the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force disposed the contents.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department and the Bristol, Tennessee Fire Department assisted in the cleanup.

 

 


 The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation just released more information about the officer-involved shooting in Bristol, TN.

Here's the full report:

TBI was requested by the 2nd Judicial District Attorney General to respond to an officer involved shooting that occurred at 2504 Bay Street in Bristol this evening. The incident happened at approximately 7:00 pm. Agents with the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force and officers with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office were attempting to serve a warrant on a subject at that location. The subject fled and officers shot the subject. The subject drove to a relative's home in Bristol, Va. and entered the home with gunshot wounds. Authorities were called and the subject was transported to Wellmont Bristol where he died. The subject is currently being identified pending notification of next of kin. TBI's investigation will be turned over to the District Attorney General for review when completed.  Autopsy will be performed by Medical Examiner's office. No one has been charged in this incident.

 

 


 

 

A man was fatally wounded by gunfire after trying to flee from Sullivan County Sheriff's Deputies, Sheriff Wayne Anderson said.

Deputies, vice and narcotics units and drug task force members went to a Bay Street home in Bristol, Tennessee as part of a meth investigation.

Sheriff Anderson said a man and woman tried to escape in a car,   almost hitting several officers in the process.  Anderson said shots were fired, and officers pulled a woman out of the car.   The man driving the car managed to get away, but he later was found in his car outside a home on Randolph Street in Bristol, Virginia with several gunshot wounds.   Sheriff Anderson said the man was taken to the hospital were he died.

No names have been released.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the investigation.

 


 

 

The man almost ran over at least one officer as he fled from a home in Bristol, Tennessee Friday night, a spokesperson said.

It happened in the 2000 block of Bay Street where the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office along with the vice and narcotics units and drug task force members went to a home as part of a meth investigation, said Leslie Earhart, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

In the process of serving warrants, a man got away in a car and almost hit at least one officer.

No other information was immediately available.

Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson is at the scene and will give a statement within the next half an hour.

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