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8-24-17 Shooting suspect arrested - 400 block Gillespie Rd

  • Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on reports of a person who had been shot
  • The victim was transported to a local hospital by a personally owned vehicle
  • After speaking to the victim, Police secured a crime scene on the 400 block of Gillespie Rd
  • Investigators were able to identify and arrest a suspect near the crime scene
  • Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating this incident


Devonte Pope (male, 24)


Jaylon Priest

DOB: 12/29/1995

Charges: Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

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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