We're told there's no word on what initiated the shooting of the male victim who lived with the suspect, or the victim's current condition.

He is currently at Johnson City Medical Center.

We have a crew in Johnson County, and will have more on this developing story coming up on News 5 WCYB at 6 and 11.


UPDATE 3:30 a.m.: News 5 WCYB's Lyndsey Price is still on scene in Johnson County and spoke with Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece and he says the victim and suspect did live together, we we're first told that they did not.

Sheriff Reece is also telling Lyndsey the shooting happened on McEwen Road and the victim was picked up at 1129 McEwen Road.

Officers are checking Ids of everyone that is coming in and out of the road.

The search for the suspect at this hour continues.

We'll have more information on this shooting coming up on News 5 WCYB This Weekend and News 5 WCYB at 6:00.


Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece tells us police are on the scene of a standoff on Forge Road. We're told police are searching for a woman accused of shooting a man Saturday night.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene around 10 p.m. Saturday.

According to Sheriff Reece an ambulance and a sheriff's deputy responded to the call about a male victim with gunshot wounds. Sheriff Reece says while the deputy was walking toward the suspect's house, she fired between four and six rounds at the deputy.

We're told the deputy was pinned next to his car. He was not injured and was safely rescued by sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff Reece tells us night vision gear was used to watch the suspect go in and out of her house. Deputies used a PA system to try to talk the suspect out of the house.

Police tell us they threw a smoke bomb into the house and discovered the suspect was not inside. That's when a search began in the wooded area behind the home.

During the investigation police got a tip the suspect may have a child with her. We're told law enforcement is now using all sources including infrared technology and K-9 units from the Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Damascus Police Department are working the scene.

We're told the male gunshot victim was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center and required surgery.

Police are still investigating the shooting. They do know the suspect and the victim did not live in the same home.

News 5 WCYB's Lyndsey Price is on the scene in Johnson County. We'll provide more facts as we get them.