published Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Victim identified in East Lake Courts shooting in Chattanooga

A man who was shot in East Lake Courts last night has been identified.

Franklin Jones, 26, was shot in the abdomen while he and some friends were walking near 2215 E. 25th St. Court, Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said.

Jones told police a gunman stepped out from the shadows and began shooting at him repeatedly.

Jones’ friends ran when the gunfire erupted, and the suspect fled shortly after shooting Jones. No one was able to describe the gunman because of poor lighting in the area, Weary said.

Police received multiple calls of shots fired before and during the incident, Weary said. Officers who were patrolling the area responded to several locations in the area but were unsuccessful in locating any shooters, Weary said.

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bigguy said...

Merry Christmas Chattanooga!

December 20, 2011 at 12:13 p.m.
istrive4good said...

if weapons are retrieved let us see their history

December 20, 2011 at 4:50 p.m.
ThinBlue706 said...

More importantly, if a suspect is caught let us see their history. I will bet the suspect has a long, violent history and is either in or associated with a gang or known narcotics ring. If this is correct, why was the suspect on the street? The vast majority of these violent crimes are being committed by repeat offenders. Why are they back out on the street? Law enforcement investigates, captures, and locks-up these criminals. By the time the ink is dry on the paperwork, the suspects are out on bond. After trial they either walk out with probation or a short prison term. They are free again to prey on society. When will society stand up and tell the judicial system "No more!" I don't want to hear about inmate "rights" and over crowding. Jail should be a place you want to stay OUT of; not a "badge of honor" or a "rite of passage" for a young adult. If you don't like it....STAY out. 10 years should mean 10 years. Then you will see a decrease in the stories we read about everyday. The potential repeat offenders can't repeat if they are locked up.

December 21, 2011 at 7:02 a.m.
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