Suspicious Person Call Sunday Morning Results In Officer Involved Shooting

  • Sunday, March 26, 2023
A suspicious person reported lurking around a residence in the 800 block of Ashland Terrace was shot by police after reaching for his weapon during his arrest Sunday.

Chattanooga Police responded to the suspicious person call at 8:30 a.m.

Police encountered the man, who was armed with a weapon. He was ordered multiple times to drop it and not touch it.

While trying to take the man into custody, he reached for the weapon and was shot by police.

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No officers were injured during the arrest.
All involved officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice in officer involved shootings.

The investigation is on-going and no additional details are currently available.
Breaking News
Watson And Hazlewood Lead Legislative Efforts To Set Fair, Consistent Rules For Debt Collection Processes
  • 6/19/2024

Advocates for fairness in Tennessee’s civil court system were given cause to celebrate when Governor Bill Lee signed into law SB 2375/HB 2320 – legislation that brings new clarity and transparency ... more

Rick Wilkey Named Rhea County Interim Road Supervisor
Rick Wilkey Named Rhea County Interim Road Supervisor
  • 6/19/2024

The Rhea County Commission voted Tuesday to make Rick Wilkey interim road supervisor to fill the uncompleted term of the late Glen Varner. Mr. Wilkey was employed with the Rhea County Road ... more

Rhea County Commission Discusses Emergency Responses And Upcoming Air Show
  • 6/19/2024

The Rhea County Commission authorized Emergency Management Director Brad Harrison to enter into a mutual agreement with Meigs County Emergency Management for responses to incidents on the Tennessee ... more