published Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

17-year-old shot on Greenwood Avenue in Chattanooga

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A 17-year-old was shot on Greenwood Avenue late Tuesday by a man who apparently wanted drugs, Chattanooga police said.

The teen told police he was walking by 1200 Greenwood Ave. when a man called to him, police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said in an email.

The teen at first thought he recognized the man, Weary said, but when he got closer, he realized the man was a stranger.

The man asked him for drugs and pulled a gun when the teen said he didn’t have any drugs, Weary said.

The boy tried to swat the gun away, but the gun went off and shot his hand.

The teenager ran to a relative’s house before being taken to Children’s Hospital shortly after midnight Wednesday.

Weary said police don’t have a description of the suspect and have made no arrests.

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bluedagger said...

Well, Mr. Mayor, do you still think it was a good idea not to run a police academy for two years? And you think you can provide services to annexed areas? You can't even provide services to the area you have now.

October 26, 2011 at 12:43 p.m.
chattcitizen said...

heard that bluedagger. It seems like every day there is a new shooting or shootings in the same 5 square mile radius. Hey littlefield, are you beginning to see our gang problem yet? No? National news networks have picked up on it, local news has been all over it. What else does it take??

October 26, 2011 at 12:58 p.m.
01centare said...

Really? And how is it the mayor's fault? And how will placing more bad cops on the streets of Chattanooga solve the problem? Seems these crimes are always being exploited and used as an argument to either hire more police, wrangle pay raises or for election purposes.

Sort of, kinda of like those old mafia types to shake down citizens and businesses for money in exchange for protection.

blue/chat__y'all take care of those pedophiles, child molesters, meth queens and kings, and murder-suicidals etc. etc. etc. up thar in da county and the rest of us will take care of o'r problems down har in da city. OK?

October 26, 2011 at 2:04 p.m.
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