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8-8-17 Homicide/Shooting - 2700 block Lightfoot Mill Rd

  • ​Norfolk Southern Police in the area called to report a suspicious vehicle on the side of the roadway that appeared to be abandoned
  • Upon arrival, CPD Officers approached the vehicle and found a victim inside suffering from a gunshot wound
  • Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased
  • Victim is a validated gang member
  • It is not known at this time if the incident is gang motivated
  • Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating this incident and following all actionable leads

​CPD is asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100. Callers can remain anonymous and all tips go directly to investigators. ​


Deonte James (male, 23)


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.


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)

Homicide Tip Line: 
(423) 643-5100



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