Man Shot And Killed On Grove Street Monday Night; Evans, Penn Face 1st-Degree Murder Charges

Monday, January 28, 2013
Antonio Evans
Antonio Evans

One man is dead after a shooting Monday night, and two young men are facing first-degree murder charges. 

Chattanooga Police responded at 8:20 p.m. to a shooting at 1200 Grove St., where they found the victim, 23-year-old Terry Parker, Jr., who had been shot multiple times.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

It was reported to detectives that the victim was walking down the sidewalk when the suspects approached him, shot him, and fled the scene. Detectives said afterward they believed that he was targeted by the suspects and that it was not a random shooting. 

Detectives with the Homicide Unit later arrested Antonio Evans, 19, and Christopher Penn, 21, for the Parker murder.

Evans is also charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and criminal conspiracy. Penn is also charged with criminal conspiracy.

A witness said she was walking in the area and saw Evans and Penn walk over to the victim.  She said she heard two shots, but did not see a gun at first.   

She said she then saw Evans shoot the victim twice more.  The witness said Evans and Penn then ran from the scene.  She said Evans and Penn are members of the Bloods gang, and Parker was affiliated with the Crips.  

Evans and Penn denied any involvement in the murder.  

Evans, of 5012 Woodland View Cir., is held on a $1.2 million bond.  Penn is held on a $600,000 bond.  

Christopher Penn
Christopher Penn

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