MPD obtaining warrants in Sunday night shooting

Published 10:40 am Monday, December 23, 2019

Warrants are being obtained for two people allegedly involved in a shooting in Middlesboro Sunday night. According to Middlesboro Police, video from the incident showed 20-year-old Timothy Hunter Cole and 22-year-old Katelynn Boatright drawing handguns and shoot at each other several times.

At approximately 8:35 p.m. officers from the Middlesboro Police Department responded to Cumberland Village Apartments to a call of shots being fired.

When the officers arrived, they discovered empty shell casings on the ground from a handgun. They spoke to several witnesses and were able to retrieve video of the incident.

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MPD states the video did not show either one being struck, and they were able to locate and recover the firearm that Cole had used during the incident.

The warrants for both Cole and Boatright will include attempted murder, multiple counts of wanton endangerment for discharging a firearm inside the apartment complex and putting the residents and bystanders at risk of death or serious physical injury.

Officer Jeremiah Johnson is in charge of the investigation. He was assisted on the scene by Sgt. Kenny Vanover, officer Dakota Torstrick and officer Chris Barnes.