Gallatin police investigate deadly shooting, suspect dead after barricading inside residence


GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Gallatin police are investigating a deadly shooting in which the shooter barricaded himself into a home for more than three hours Saturday morning.

One person was killed and two others were injured. Gallatin police also tell News 2 the suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Kevin R. Johnson of Gallatin was located and is now dead. This happened in the area of Elletta and Boles in Gallatin.

The original call came into around 6 a.m. when officers responded to a report of multiple shots fired near Maple and Spencer Street.

Upon arrival, officers found one victim. Officers then received another shots fired call in the area of Elleta Avenue. A second victim was located there.

Johnson was seen running to the area of Boles Street. Johnson then barricaded himself into a home on Boles Street.

Police issued a BOLO for Johnson earlier Saturday morning. They say prior to the shooting, Johnson was making disturbing statements due to his blood sugar being really high. His wife told police Johnson may have had a gun with him. He has diabetes and is insulin dependent.

All of the victims in the case were known to Johnson and they were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Investigators say Johnson was later located with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Despite no longer being an active crime scene, police say the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this or any other crime, you’re asked to contact the Gallatin Police Department at (615) 452-1313.

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