published Monday, April 11th, 2011

Chattanooga: Police officer shoots 16-year-old in home invasion

A 16-year-old was shot today by a police officer who was responding to a home invasion call.

The teen was shot in the lower extremities, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd, but he wasn’t sure whether it was the leg or the foot. The injuries weren’t life-threatening, he said.

The teen’s name has not been released nor has the name of the police officer.

Police believe the incident was drug-related, Dodd said.

“It wasn’t just your typical home being robbed,” he said.

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A little after noon, neighbors called police about a home invasion at 601 Ledford St., police said. When officers arrived, they found the teen and another man inside.

When the men fled out the back door of the home, the teen, who was holding a gun, was confronted by one of the officers, Dodd said. The teen pointed the gun at the officer, who fired.

The second man fled into nearby woods, but was captured, Dodd said. That suspect’s name has not been released.

Neighbors told police that the home seems to be a haven for drug sales, he said, and a search warrant is being obtained for the premises.

The police officer is being placed on administrative leave for six days per department policy so the incident can be investigated, Dodd said.

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ta2dmom said...

16 yr old or not. He had a gun. Good JOB CPD. Shoot first ask questions later..especially when you have a gun pointed towards you.

April 11, 2011 at 4:53 p.m.
dave said...

ta2dmom...ever heard of a "throw-away"? it is a cheap weapon officers carry to cover themselves in case they shoot an unarmed person. Suddenly they "discover" the weapon...and problem is solved. Smart, huh?

April 11, 2011 at 5:35 p.m.
erinmtn said...

16 years old, around noon? Why wasn't the kid in school??

April 11, 2011 at 8:05 p.m.
Echo said...

Hey dave, It's me, Ramrod Ron. EPB just called and they want to send you and you tinfoil hat to Pigeon Forge until the Intelligent City Judging Committee leaves. Mmmmmm Pancakes! How bout it dave?

April 11, 2011 at 9:10 p.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

Tragic, for all.

April 11, 2011 at 9:30 p.m.
Salsa said...

Dave = Troll.

When was the last time a person committing a home invasion was unarmed?

April 11, 2011 at 9:47 p.m.
Oz said...

I bet this 16 year old reads and writes on a 4th grade level. He has probably been promoted every year and has good self esteem but he can't function in the classroom or the job world.

April 11, 2011 at 11 p.m.
prettygirl said...

@Indian/dao1908 thats like saying the next home invasion we hope the burglar just dont only rob you but shoot and kills you!! dumb, we know YOU KNOW this was a young BLACK man and thats your only reason for that statement! this is not the 1930,s Barrark Obama is YOUR PRESIDENT PLEASE DONT FORGET IT

April 12, 2011 at 6:45 a.m.
prettygirl said...

@oZ AKA dao1980,what if the police shoots and kills all people in trailor parks that cant function in the job world or post everyday like a fool with no life?

April 12, 2011 at 6:51 a.m.
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