Shernard Stewart, Jr., 22, was arrested for shooting Willie Edwards, 45, late Friday night.
At approximately 10:32 p.m. officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Museum Street on reports of a person shot. Upon their arrival, officers located Edwards suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Officers then located Stewart on the scene and he was detained. Hamilton County EMS transported Edwards to a local hospital. Investigators with the Violent Crimes Bureau arrived on the scene.
Witnesses on the scene told police the victim and suspect were engaged a verbal disorder prior to the shooting. Stewart confessed to the shooting and was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder before being transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
Edwards was reported to be in critical condition.
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing.