published Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Man shot and killed on Dodson Avenue in Chattanooga

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    Police men hold up a sheet as they transport the body of a 53-year-old man from Big K Convenience store at 909 Dodson Ave. to the ambulance Thursday afternoon in Chattanooga, Tenn. The victim was shot in the head after he went inside the store Thursday morning. Staff photo by Jenna Walker/Chattanooga Times Free Press

A man has been shot and killed this morning at a gas station on Dodson Avenue, according to Chattanooga police.

Harold Strickland, 53, was shot in the head at the Big K gas station at 909 Dodson Avenue, police said.

According to police, Strickland walked into the store about 9:45 a.m. The shooter came in afterwards, shot the victim and fled, police said.

Investigators now are talking to witnesses while members of the fugitive division are trying to put together a description of the suspect.

Police are not saying whether today’s shooting is related to another shooting that took place Friday on Dodson.

This is the 11th homicide of the year in Chattanooga.

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dao1980 said...

So, which is the case here:

A criminal committed a violent crime?

Or, the existence of a tool referred to as a "handgun" caused a death?


May 19, 2011 at 3:37 p.m.
slimjim300 said...

i suppose if there was no gun available the perp would have used a stick or something. you gotta be nuts to frequent the area anyway i mean look at the shooting map on right to know.. almost all the shooting occur around that area. its a war zone.

May 19, 2011 at 5:24 p.m.
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