Police Shoot Man With Long Gun In Lookout Valley After He Raises It Toward Officers; Suspect Jerry Reeves Later Dies

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
A man who police said raised a long gun toward them was shot at a house in Lookout Valley on Wednesday morning. The man, Jerry Reeves, 42, died later.
 
At 4:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police officers were called to a residence in the 3700 block of Kellys Ferry Road for a disorder with a weapon call.
 
Prior to arrival, officers were informed the suspect was armed with a long gun, holding three hostages.
 
Responding officers set up a perimeter around the residence.
On duty Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) Officers established communication with the suspect, requesting he disarm himself and come outside.
 
Police said, "The suspect exited the residence with a long gun. Officers gave verbal commands for suspect to drop the firearm. He did not comply and raised his weapon toward police."
 
On scene officers rendered aid until Hamilton County EMS arrival. He was transported by Hamilton County EMS but died due to his injuries.
 
As investigators processed the scene the suspect's firearm was located.
 
Per Chattanooga Police Department policy, involved officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
 
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will be handling the criminal investigation.

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