2 People In Vehicle Shot On Orchard Knob Avenue After Money Demanded From Them

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Two people in a vehicle on South Orchard Knob Avenue on Saturday night were shot during a robbery attempt.

Neither victim sustained life threatening injuries.

They were identified as Gabino Ramirez, 31, and Fernando Ramirez, 32.

Police said at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers were investigating a shooting in the 1600 block of South Orchard Knob Ave.  Initial reports are that there are two victims who were in a vehicle at this location.  Two suspects approached the victim/vehicle and demanded money from them.  The suspects then apparently fired into the vehicle.  Both victims were struck by gunfire. 

Both victims were transported by EMS to Erlanger. 

The suspects are two black males. One was 20-25, 5’6" to 5’8" with a thin build and dreads with blonde tips . He was armed with a black pistol and was wearing all black.

The second was 20-25, 5’6" to 5’8" with a thin build. He was wearing all black.

The Chattanooga Police Department encourages anyone with information related to this crime to call 423-698-2525.


Terry Marshell Smith, Jr. Arrested In Shooting Of 15-Year-Old On Taylor Street

Investigators have made an arrest in the shooting of a 15-year-old teen on Tuesday evening. Investigators arrested Terry Marshell Smith, Jr. 19. Smith was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possessing a firearm during a dangerous felony. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available. (click for more)

Drunk Man Drove Off In Crippled Vehicle After Crashing Into Parked Vehicles Downtown

Police said a drunk man continued to drive his crippled car after crashing into several parked cars downtown. In the incident at 3 a.m. Sunday, a deputy said he was at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Chestnut Street when he heard the accident. He then saw a gray Infiniti with heavy front-end damage driving at a high rate of speed through the intersection. He said the ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Christian Sweeps Notre Dame In 7-AA Volleyball

 It didn't matter that the Chattanooga Christian volleyball team was on the road Tuesday night.  Who cared that they were playing one of their biggest rivals in District 7-AA in a loud and spirited Jack Steiner Sr. Gymnasium at Notre Dame High School. None of those factors came into play as the Lady Chargers were ready to play and the Lady Irish were not. The results ... (click for more)

Fulghum, Walker Power Soddy-Daisy Past Cleveland

Soddy-Daisy’s Lady Trojans shook off an up-and-down performance in last weekend’s Early Bird tournament at Oak Ridge and throttled Cleveland, 3-0, in a District 5-AAA volleyball match Tuesday at Soddy-Daisy High School. The Lady Trojans (8-4, 2-1) swept the match with set scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-15. Abby Walker and Karigan Fulghum combined for 30 digs and 18 kills to ... (click for more)