Woman Charged In Shooting At Market And MLK Also Charged With Having Gun At Hospital

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
A woman charged with shooting a man at a downtown bus stop also had a gun at a hospital, police said.
Police identified 64-year-old Betty Blake as the suspect in the shooting that occurred in the 900 block of Market Street on Friday.
Police said the same woman afterward had a pistol inside Parkridge Hospital. After she was arrested there, she said she "was the one who shot the man on Market Street," a report says.

CPD's Homicide Unit charged Ms.
Blake with attempted first-degree murder after she was seen on video walking up behind the man and shooting him in the shoulder after standing behind him for some 20 minutes.

Police earlier were asking for assistance with identifying a person related to the shooting.

Crime Stoppers had been offering a cash reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

At 5:39 p.m. on Friday, Police responded to a person shot call in the 900 block of Market Street. When officers arrived, they found a 48-year-old man with a non-life threatening injury.

Chattanooga Fire and Hamilton County EMS responded. EMS transported the man to a local hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was standing around the bus stop when the suspect walked up behind him and shot. The suspect walked away prior to police arrival.
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525.
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