Ronnie "Man Man" Dobbins, Jr. Arrested For Shooting Robert Allen On 4th Avenue

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Ronnie Dobbins
Ronnie Dobbins

The victim from the shooting on Tuesday on 4th Avenue has been identified.  Robert Allen remains in critical but stable condition at a local hospital.  

Chattanooga Police identified Ronnie "Man Man" Dobbins Jr. as the suspect.   

Dobbins was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm.  

Police were called to the scene late Tuesday afternoon.  The 25-year-old Dobbins was arrested during the night by members of the Crime Suppression Unit and is in the Hamilton County Jail. 

Dobbins was arrested when he was seen trespassing down the street from the location of the shooting. An officer yelled “Stop, police!” and Dobbins immediately started running. Other officers were already looking for him for the shooting, and he evaded them as well. Finally, he was caught at yet another address on the same street.

Witnesses were called in, and Dobbins was identified out of an eight-person lineup as the shooter.

 


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