Zachary Morris Gardner 21 has been charged with firstdegree murder in a fatal stabbing outside a YMCA in Kingsport TN Kingsport Police photo

Zachary Morris Gardner, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder in a fatal stabbing outside a YMCA in Kingsport, TN. Kingsport Police photo

Fatal Stabbing Occurs Outside Tennessee YMCA

A 21-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in a stabbing outside the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA yesterday.

A Kingsport, TN, man was fatally stabbed last night outside the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA facility.

Police say the victim, Huey Stanley, Jr., 22, of Kingsport, showed up at a local hospital at about 10:40 p.m. suffering from stab wounds and subsequently died from his injuries.

This morning, a suspect, Zachary Morris Gardner, 21, of Kingsport, turned himself in for questioning after witnesses identified him as a person of interest. He has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Kingsport City Jail, police announced in a news release.

The stabbing occurred last night allegedly during a quarrel between the two men in the parking lot of the Y. Police say they recovered a knife at the crime scene, and investigators are investigating whether it is the weapon used in the stabbing.

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