published Friday, February 25th, 2011

Man arrested in connection with shooting at bar

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    The mug shot of Cordirrus Jones aka Birt is from an unrelated arrest in 2009.

A 20-year-old man was arrested today in connection with a January shooting at Terry's Lounge in Chattanooga

Cordirrus Birt — who also goes by Cordirrus Jones — was arrested at 3212 Fourth Ave., said police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Royval. He tried to run, she said, but was caught after a brief pursuit.

He was carrying a loaded 9 mm handgun when taken into custody, Royval said.

He is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault in connection with the Jan. 21 shooting of 28-year-old Derrick Lewis. The shooting took place at Terry’s Lounge, located at 4010 Rossville Blvd.

Lewis' injuries were not life-threatening.

Birt was taken to the Hamilton County Jail, where he was charged with the two outstanding warrants and additional charges of unlawful carry or possessing a weapon, evading arrest and resisting a stop, frisk halt or arrest, Royval said.

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bluedagger said...

Looks like a fine, upstanding, hard-working, productive citizen of society. I bet his parents are proud of him. I wonder if he was on the honor roll list at his high school from which I am sure he graduated.

February 25, 2011 at 7:39 p.m.
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