Johnson County police search for suspected shooter

9:43 am | June 10, 2013

Johnson County authorities are searching for a man they say shot two people early Monday morning.

Richard Shane Mabe

Richard Mabe

Sheriff Mike Reece said officers are seeking Richard Shane Mabe, 33, as a person of interest after two residents were found with gunshot wounds at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Divide Road.

Reece said the two victims, Jackie Harless, 40, and Michael Laird, 40, both of Mountain City, are currently being treated for gunshot wounds at Johnson City Medical Center.

Anyone with information regarding Mabe’s whereabouts is asked to notify the sheriff’s department at 727-5275.

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