Johnson City police: Alleged gunman in Carver Apartments shooting turns himself in

Joseph Anderson on the left, Spencer Moore in the middle, and James Davis on the right (Source: Washington County Jail)
Joseph Anderson on the left, Spencer Moore in the middle, and James Davis on the right (Source: Washington County Jail)

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Investigators with the Johnson City police department say a third suspect connected to a shooting at Carver Apartments has turned himself in.

Joseph Anderson, of Greeneville, TN, turned himself in after learning there were warrants issued for his arrest. The 24-year-old is charged with attempted first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery. Detectives say that he was the gunman in Tuesday’s shooting.

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Joseph Anderson

He and two other suspects were arrested in connection to the shooting. All three face the same charges.

Police revealed Wednesday morning, they arrested James Davis and Spencer Moore after stopping a vehicle matching a description by witnesses.

Anderson was dropped off before the traffic stop, according to Johnson City police detective Don Shepard.

According to police, a man was shot in the upper part of his left leg and treated at Johnson City Medical Center. He was later released.

Police say they have reason to believe shooting was in retaliation to a shooting that happened on September 8 on at the Terrace Apartments located on Orleans Street in Johnson City.

Spencer Moore on the left and James Davis on the right (Source: Washington County Jail)
Spencer Moore on the left and James Davis on the right (Source: Washington County Jail)

In that case, the shooter was not arrested, but police charged Jaire Hussey with tampering with evidence at the crime scene.  Police said on September 8 the shooting was confined to one apartment and no one was hurt. Police said, during the course of the investigation, they found that Hussy moved evidence of the shooting while police were investigating.

The three suspects and a woman, at one point, were all inside a white Chevy HHR that was described by witnesses as the car leaving the scene of the shooting Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say the people in that vehicle were all targeted in the shooting on September 8. The woman inside the HHR was also the driver – but at this time, she is not facing any charges.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing as witnesses and potential suspects are being interviewed.

Anderson is being held at the Washington County Detention Center, where he is being on a $75,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

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