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8-10-17 Homicide suspect arrested - 3399 Wilcox Blvd.


UPDATE (8/10/17):

Chattanooga Police have arrested and charged Desmond Trammell with the homicide of Desmond Clay. Trammell's charges include Criminal Homicide, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.

Trammell is in custody and is being booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

Desmond Trammell (male)

DOB: 06-03-97




At 10:18 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Chattanooga Police Officers responded to a person shot call at 3399 Wilcox Blvd. The following are the preliminary facts of that incident:

  • CPD Officers responded to a person shot call at 3399 Wilcox Blvd
  • Victim was located in a vehicle that crashed into a business
  • Victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds
  • Victim transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital
  • Victim succumbed to injuries at the hospital
  • Members of the Violent Crime Bureau are following all actionable leads
  • Anyone in the area that may have heard or witnessed anything suspicious, please call investigators using the Homicide Tip Line 423-643-5100


Desmond Clay (39)

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.


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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