Man Arrested In Thursday Morning Shooting On East 3rd Street After Cousins Argue

  • Friday, September 15, 2023
Jeremy Lydell Sawyer
Jeremy Lydell Sawyer

Chattanooga police have made an arrest in a Thursday morning shooting on East 3rd Street with the victim saying he was shot by his cousin after they argued.

Jeremy Lydell Sawyer, 43, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, possessing a firearm with intent to go armed and tampering with or fabricating evidence. He was booked at the Hamilton County Jail.

The incident involved the shooting of a 35-year-old man in the 1800 block of East 3rd Street. Police answered an aggravated assault/domestic violence call there at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday and found the victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

At the hospital, the victim said he and his cousin argued, then the cousin pulled out a handgun and shot him. 

Patrol officers said the shooter left in a gold pickup truck. No gun was found at the scene, where witnesses had heard a "pop" after an argument.

Sawyer was afterward located at 611 Dodson Ave. He said he had left his truck in another location and walked to the Dodson Avenue address.

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