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1-8-17 Shooting - 5730 Lee Hwy.


On the evening of Monday, January 9, 2017 the Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot at 5730 Lee Hwy. The following are the preliminary facts of that investigation:

  • Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to an unconscious party at 6200 Lee Highway (Mapco)
  • While en route to that call, officers were also dispatched to a shots fired at 5730 Lee Highway (Inn Town Suites)
  • Officers located the victim unconscious inside his vehicle at the Mapco and the crime scene was located at the Inn Town Suites
  • The victim was transported to a local hospital via HCEMS and is in serious condition
  • The suspect has not been identified at this time
  • The suspect vehicle was described as a light blue Toyota pickup truck
  • HCSO was notified that the victim is the suspect in their investigation of a January 2nd shooting on Cummings Hwy
  • Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating all actionable leads

If you have any information on this incident, call police immediately. You can remain anonymous.

Victim:

Joshua Eaker

DOB: 10/28/1988

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

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NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

 

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