Suspect in yesterday's shootings in Tennessee may have been motivated by revenge for Sterling/Castile shootings

The work to investigate the motivation for this incident remains active and ongoing. Preliminarily, the investigation reveals Scott may have targeted individuals and officers after being troubled by recent incidents involving African-Americans and law enforcement officers in other parts of the country. Late this morning, investigators had their first opportunity to speak with Scott, and the work to develop a thorough understanding of his motivation for this incident remains central to the ongoing investigative work. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, and Bristol Tennessee Police Department continue to offer their support and investigative resources.