published Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Chattanooga woman arrested for stabbing death of 15-year-old girl last night

Chattanooga police have arrested a 24-year-old woman in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl in College Hill Courts last night.

The charges against Temekia Deshon Reed have not been released.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said the incident occurred when a group of 20 or more women began fighting about a dispute over money.

The women had previously had run-ins over the matter and it came to a head around 6 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Poplar Street Court, Weary said.

At some point during the melee, Shaviya Vinson was stabbed in the chest and became unresponsive on the scene. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, Weary said.

“Investigators from various division of the department worked feverishly throughout the night to piece together exactly what happened and who all was involved. The incident that precipitated this event is still be investigated,” Weary said.

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bigguy said...

Merry Christmas Chattanooga!

December 20, 2011 at 12:09 p.m.
ibshame said...

Two lives destroyed over money? One is lost forever and the other will spend the better part of her life locked behind bars. What a human tragedy, none of what happened was worth the human toll.

December 20, 2011 at 12:12 p.m.
ChattanoogaVol said...

Yet another upstanding citizen! Trash. Pure Trash.

December 20, 2011 at 2:04 p.m.
gbowman said...

I know that a lot of these kids, put their selves in grown peoples position, however, we must remember whom the adults are. Ms. Reed was not suppose to go to this fight to fight, better yet to go and carry a weapon? This fight was between children and maybe, if she would have pulled them apart or called the law instead of fighting, this kid would have still been alive! Adults need to start being adults and take responsibility for their children. If they can’t, then I ask the City of Chattanooga to enforce a Curfew, I'd rather see people upset about a "Curfew" than a "Death!"

December 20, 2011 at 2:32 p.m.
Lr103 said...

ibshame said... Two lives destroyed over money? One is lost forever and the other will spend the better part of her life locked behind bars. What a human tragedy, none of what happened was worth the human toll.

Very well said! No truer or compassionate words could be said.

December 20, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.
blessed1 said...

Its sad another tragedy as this one,I remember growing up in Chattanooga,a place i would be proud to call my home.I remember when it took a community to raise a child,now you have the children cant even walk in the community,Its sad how the parents choose the be friends rather than parents,how can you all sit and let these youth take over your city?one sinceless death after another,but then i know why you cant because some of the parents are just as ignorant as the child.If you people dont do anything,take a stand,and and get these kids straight,and stop trying to be their friend,and be a parent....Enforce a curfew would be great.If i step on toes oh well,and for you that are doing the right thing....God bless

December 20, 2011 at 3:14 p.m.
eastridge8 said...

I agree with ibshame....but also with chattanoogavol....both true words.

It will never end if the CPD and the HCSD doesn't get a firm grip on these gangs AND if PARENTS don't make their children behave and respect their teachers/principals and ALL authority!!!

December 20, 2011 at 3:25 p.m.
reallytruly said...

The article said 20 or more WOMEN were involved. What in the world is going on. Even in the worst areas, it seemed females kept their cool.

December 20, 2011 at 3:32 p.m.
istrive4good said...

our creator is the ultimate judge our job is to work on our creator having mercy

December 20, 2011 at 4:40 p.m.
Saban101 said...

Another fine constituent of State Rep Tommie Brown. Take a bow, Tommie, doing a great job running your district. Waiting on pins and needles for her brilliant response. Such as, "We need to find the person who sold her the knife and throw them in jail!"

December 20, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
sangaree said...

eastridge8 said... It will never end if the CPD and the HCSD doesn't get a firm grip on these gangs

Is this an update or something? Where did it say the tragedy was gang related? I must have blinked or something. If this took place on Signal Mountain it would have simply been called a brawl turned deadly.

December 20, 2011 at 7:57 p.m.
sangaree said...

Saban101 said... Another fine constituent of State Rep Tommie Brown. Take a bow, Tommie, doing a great job running your district. Waiting on pins and needles for her brilliant response.

I'm curious. I haven't lived in Chattanooga in a number of years. Presently just visiting through the holidays. But what does this tragedy have to do with Tommie Brown and it taking place in her district? When that young man murdered his parents a few years ago in Hixson? Harrison? Soddy Daisy? and dismembered their bodies,I forget which part of the county it took place, no one blamed any elected official for that tragedy. Personally, I've never cared one way or the other for Tommie Brown or any of the other politicians, but why is this her fault?

December 20, 2011 at 8:01 p.m.
OhReally said...

How in the world does one come up with this is Law Enforcements fault? Really....Get a clue. I dont expect cops to babysit my kids or yours for that matter. Get a clue. This girl is going to end up right where she belongs.

December 20, 2011 at 8:07 p.m.
lookinfour said...

I agree OhReally. Blaming law enforcement is ridiculous. It's not law enforcement or the cities fault one bit. Its 100 percent the parents who never should have had kids in the first place because they are clueless on how to raise them. They don't want the responsibility so they push them out into the streets. Stabbings and shootings are what happens and police can't stop ignorance.

December 20, 2011 at 9:14 p.m.
sage1 said...

Well, I had a statement to make, but OhREally and lookinfour said it before I was able too post it.

The upbringing of the family unit of the past is gone. Today, gangs and the street are raising too many of our children and this is the result.

December 21, 2011 at 7:25 a.m.
chet123 said...

AND THE BEAT GOES ON!!!

December 22, 2011 at 12:22 p.m.
educator2012 said...

This is a sad tragedy! I know Ms.Reed from my teenage years. She was a beautiful bright individual with a great future. Lost contact and saw her recently and to say the least she didnt seem to be in good condition. And now this! My prayers goes out to the family of Shaviya Vinson but also to Temekia Reed.

December 28, 2011 at 5:20 a.m.
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