Douglas Holmes, 35, Shot And Killed On Portland Street After Argument Over Fake Money; Jeremy Sutton, 20, Charged

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Jeremy Sutton
Jeremy Sutton

Douglas Holmes, 35, was shot and killed early Monday morning on Portland Street after what police said was an argument over fake money.

Jeremy Sutton, 20, has been charged with criminal homicide after police said he admitted to shooting the victim 7-8 times after initially shooting him.

At approximately 12:23 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 2000 block of Portland Street on a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, police located the victim lying on the kitchen floor with multiple gunshot wounds.
 
There were several .40 caliber spent shell casings throughout the living room.
 
A witness described the shooter as a dark-skinned black male, 18-20, 140-160 pounds, wearing a yellow hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes.
He was last seen riding a bicycle.
 
The witness said the suspect entered the B side of the residence and started firing shots. He then fled toward Roanoke Avenue.
 
Police were able to obtain video surveillance matching the suspect's description.
 
There were messages from the victim's Facebook Messenger from "East Upk." Sutton was later identified as the user of East Upk.
 
Sutton was located at 1805A Wilson St. A yellow hoodie and a .40 caliber handgun were recovered from the bedroom he was using there.
 
Police said Sutton was on an ankle monitor and its GPS placed him on the scene of the shooting.

 

 

 

 
Police secured the scene and called for the CPD Violent Crimes Bureau to respond. Investigators are actively working this 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.  


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