published Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Chattanooga police arrest 15-year-old in shooting of security guard

Chattanooga police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in the shooting of a security guard.

The juvenile suspect was found in Georiga last night and was arrested for attempted murder, aggravated assault and wreckelss endangerment, Chattanooga Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said in a news release.

On Nov. 27 Tracey Beene, 44, had worked security at a teen party at 2110 Dodson Ave. and was preparing to leave when a group of teenagers started to fight. Security guards were able to break up the fights and disperse the teenagers, but then a small group returned, Weary said.

One suspect began firing and struck Beene in the upper torso. Beene is still recovering from his injuries, Weary said.

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