Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance locating a suspect believed to be responsible for a shooting that took place near Johnson City Friday night.

37-year-old Elijah Adam Taylor is charged with two counts of attempted murder after witnesses said he started a fight and shot at two people at a residence on Dave Buck Road. Deputies responding to the scene found one of the victims had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and he was taken to a hospital. Investigators also responded to the scene, but Taylor had already fled.

Taylor is a 5’4” white male with dark to gray hair, balding on top, and may have a beard. He has neck and chest tattoos. He was last seen armed with a handgun, and investigators believe him to be dangerous. If you see Taylor, do not approach him and call authorities instead.

If anyone has information on Taylor’s current location, they are asked to call CCSO dispatch at 423-542-1845, or call 911.