Victim In "Road Rage" Shooting Got Out Of Vehicle And Walked Toward Vehicle Behind Him; Manning Had Been Fired As Jailer For Use Of Excessive Force

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A 39-year-old man who was killed in a "road rage" shooting Tuesday morning had gotten out of his vehicle and walked back toward the vehicle behind him, police said.

Richard "Rick" Manning, 62, who lived nearby, has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.

He was with the sheriff's office from 1977-1984 as a correctional officer at the jail. He was eventually terminated for conduct unbecoming an officer and use of excessive force, then later worked as a security guard.

The incident happened on South Moore Road at the traffic light at South Terrace.

Chattanooga Police officers were dispatched to 344 S. Moore Road at 9:13 a.m. on a person shot call. Upon arrival, they found the victim sitting in his vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. Norman Gallman was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Witnesses said Mr. Gallman had a confrontation with the driver of another vehicle, and they heard a gunshot. Witnesses also gave suspect vehicle information. 

The suspect vehicle was found at 706 S. Lovell Ave., East Ridge. Richard Manning, 62, was taken into custody nearby in another vehicle.

A .40-caliber handgun was found inside a bag in the front seat of the Dodge Ram he was driving when he was arrested. Police said at the time of the shooting he was in a Chevrolet Impala.

The victim's girlfriend, Anna Caro, was in the victim's gray SUV at the time of the shooting.

Witnesses said after he was shot, Mr. Gallman stumbled back to his vehicle. He was slumped over the steering wheel when police arrived.

A witness said the shooter drove around the gray SUV, and she got the tag number. A number of officers went to his home.

Ms. Caro identified Manning from a photo lineup.

Manning is being held at the County Jail under a $300,000 bond for criminal homicide and $50,000 for aggravated assault. The bond was set by Magistrate Ron Powers.

He is due to appear before General Sessions Court Judge Christie Sell Mahn on Monday.

Richard Manning
Richard Manning


Travis Caslin, 42, Shot While Walking Along South Willow Street

Chattanooga Police said a man was shot on Friday night while walking along South Willow Street.   The victim was identified as Travis Caslin, 42.   At 7:37 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers were called to a local hospital after a person showed up with a gunshot wound.   Police were informed that the victim's condition was non-life threatening. ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AILEY, SLATON R  1130 DARTMOUTH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37405  Age at Arrest: 27 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE --- ANDERSON, EDWARD ANTONIO  2507 CURTIS ST CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 25 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Myth And Fact Check

My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga. I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was nine and how she died from the disease when he was fourteen. As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Bill Pennington, a sports writer for the New York Times, was lamenting the “huddle” is slowly disappearing in football due to the faster pace of the game and, during his search for more information, he called former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann. Bill wrote that Joe couldn’t stop laughing about the funny things that would happen between plays. Joe told this story: ... (click for more)

Mocs Fall 20-14 To Visiting Citadel

The Chattanooga Mocs fell just short in a 20-14 heart-breaker against The Citadel. It was a hard-fought game that went the full 60 minutes.   The Mocs defense stiffened and gave their offensive teammates a shot late in the fourth quarter. The Citadel marched 41 yards, churning out 5-plus minutes of game clock. Tae Davis dropped Grant Drakeford for a 3-yard loss at the Mocs ... (click for more)

Top-Ranked Alabama Smashes Tennessee 45-7

(Story will be updated) Tennessee, a 34-point underdog in one of college football’s better long-running series, stayed close for one quarter before top-ranked Alabama switched to another gear and pummeled the struggling Vols 45-7 Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The rock-ribbed Crimson Tide defense locked down Tennessee’s ground game, hounded quarterback ... (click for more)