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On August 27, 2017 at 5:24 p.m. Chattanooga Police were called to a local hospital after a party showed up with a gunshot wound. The following are the preliminary facts of that incident:


  • The party shot was transported to a local hospital by personally owned vehicle
  • The injury is considered non-life-threatening
  • The party shot changed the account of events during the investigation
  • Through investigation it was determined that the party seeking treatment was the primary aggressor
  • No victims have come forward or been identified
  • A stolen firearm was recovered from the injured party's vehicle
  • Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating this incident

Suspect & Charges:

Lovest L. Carter

DOB: 8/27/98

Charges: Felony Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm during a Dangerous Felony and False Reports

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.

​​At 3:03 a.m. on August 27, 2017 the Chattanooga Police Department responded to the 1300 block of East 3rd Street concerning a large gathering of people on the parking lot of Speedway. The following information was obtained through preliminary investigations:

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On August 23, 2017 at 11:00 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot at the 400 block of Gillespie Rd. Within a few hours of the call investigators were able to arrest a suspect. The following are the preliminary facts of the incident.

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At approximately 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2017, the Chattanooga Police Department and Rossville Police Department were involved in a officer involved shooting. The following are the releasable facts surrounding that incident:

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UPDATE (8/23/17):

A suspect in this shooting incident has been arrested. Jonathan Smith is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. DOB: 11/26/1983

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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)


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