Teen Shot In The Face In Dalton Monday Is Stable; Investigation Continues

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Dalton Police Department has identified two persons of interest in the Monday investigation on Wrinkle Street. Meanwhile, the victim is now in stable condition at a hospital in Chattanooga and is expected to recover from his injuries. No arrests have been made in the case and the investigation is continuing.

An 18-year-old male was shot in the face in Dalton on Monday afternoon.

The Dalton Police Department was on the scene at 408 Wrinkle St. investigating the shooting that happened at approximately 5 p.m.

The victim was transported to Hamilton Medical Center and was to be flown by LifeForce helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The victim was conscious and alert on the scene.

During the course of the evening yesterday, Dalton investigators were able to determine that the shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad. The transaction involved marijuana, but the exact circumstances of what happened are still being investigated.

Dalton investigators have identified two persons of interest in the case. At this time, the identities of those individuals are not being released to the public, but investigators believe they have identified everyone in the apartment at the time of the shooting. Investigators believe a handgun was used in the shooting.
 
The investigation of this case is still active. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact Detective Brian Shirley at 706-278-9085, extension 9189.


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