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7-6-17 Suspects Arrested in Double Homicide


 

UPDATE 7/21/17:

Victim #1:

Thomas Holder (male, 20)

Victim #2:

Identity will not be released due to juvenile status. (male, 17)

A this time the double homicide is being investigated as a Gang Motivated Incident

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.

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE 7/20/17:

At 9:45 this morning Chattanooga Police responded to 2116 Shepherd Rd concerning two bodies found at Highland Memorial Gardens. The following are the preliminary facts of that investigation:

  • A community member called police to report the two bodies on the cemetery grounds
  • Upon police arrival it was confirmed that both victims were deceased
  • Their injuries appear to be consistent with that of gunshot wounds
  • Police extended a crime scene to cover the surrounding property of the Highland Memorial Gardens
  • Due to the size of the crime scene, the Chattanooga Police Academy were called in to assist with the search for evidence
  • The cadets were able to search the whole property within 30 minutes which would have taken investigators hours to cover
  • The victims are both male
  • The identity and ages of both victims are not available at this time.
  • Both victims appear to be adult age or near adult age
  • Members of the Violent Crime Bureau are actively investigating this incident and following all actionable leads
  • The Chattanooga Police Department has set up a newly formed Homicide Tip Line. Callers can remain anonymous and all tips go directly to the investigators. 423-643-5100

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-643-5100. 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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