Suspect Sought In East Ridge Shooting Saturday Afternoon

Sunday, February 03, 2013

The East Ridge Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on Saturday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., East Ridge Police responded to Prater Road in reference to a shots fired call. Police arrived in less than a minute and found evidence of a handgun being fired near the rear of Tweety’s Auto Sales. 

Witnesses told officers that a black pickup truck driven by a light-skinned black male wearing a toboggan approached the victim’s vehicle and began to shoot several times towards the victim. The suspect fled toward Spring Creek Road. A short time later, a gunshot victim arrived by personal vehicle at Parkridge East Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

Investigators responded and spoke with the victim who has been identified as Jarvis Strickland, 26, of Chattanooga. Mr. Strickland stated he believed the suspect followed him from an unknown location outside of the city of East Ridge, but when investigators asked about the suspect, he refused to cooperate further. 

It is believed that the suspect targeted the victim. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the East Ridge Police Department at 423 867-3718 or a confidential tip line is also available at 423 867-0016.

 


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