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Chattanooga Police find a man lying dead on the sidewalk in the Avondale neighborhood. 

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A Chattanooga Police officer is involved in a two-vehicle crash on Dodson Avenue. The officer and the occupants of the other vehicle were all transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

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A man is dead after being shot while riding as a passenger in a vehicle in the Brainerd Road area. 

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UPDATE (4/11/13) A 13-year-old boy suffering from a single gunshot wound from an accidental shooting on Sunday, April 9, 2017 has succumbed to his injuries. He passed away Monday evening, April 10, 2017.


Around 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, Chattanooga Police responded to a call for a person shot. The following are the preliminary facts of that incident:

  • Chattanooga Patrol Officers arrived on scene to find a 13-year-old boy suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head
  • Hamilton County EMS transported the boy to a local hospital
  • Another juvenile in the home at the time of the incident called 911 for help
  • At this time the victim is listed in critical, but stable condition
  • Investigators found no evidence to indicate this was anything other than an accident
  • Members of the Violent Crime Bureau are actively investigating this incident.


Juvenile (male, 13)


Juvenile (male, 16)

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.

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 results in one fatality and two others taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

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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)


Photo by Mike Williams