Clayton Mason, 25, Killed; Man, 32, Injured In Same Shooting Incident In Brainerd

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Chattanooga Police said 25-year-old Clayton Mason was killed and a 32-year-old man injured in a shooting in Brainerd late Tuesday night.
 
At approximately 11:09 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the area of 185 North Sweetbriar Ave. on reports of shots fired.
 
Upon arrival, police located a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
He 
was transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS. His injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening.
 
Soon after, police obtained information about a vehicle parked in the area of 100 North Tuxedo Ave. Upon checking the area, police located Clayton Mason deceased from an apparent gunshot wound inside the vehicle.
 
Through investigation and interviews, CPD homicide investigators determined both victims sustained gunshot wounds from the same incident.
 
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous. 
 
 Marie Mott, a citizen activist, said in an emotional Facebook Live post on Wednesday that the victim was her friend, Clay Mason.

 

She said it was possible he got caught in a crossfire.

 

Ms. Mott said she and Mr. Mason had been working together for four months on a joint campaign for the City Council. She said he was going to run for District 7 and she for District 8.

 

She said Mr. Mason "did everything right. He went to Morehouse and graduated with honors. He was working two jobs at two schools."

 

She said, "You snuffed out one of the brightest lights in this city."

 

Mr. Mason was an evening library supervisor at Baylor School, officials there said.


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