published Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Chattanooga police officer involved in shooting

A Chattanooga man is in custody after exchanging fire with a police officer Sunday night, according to a news release.

Around 11:20 p.m. officers responded to 2455 Sixth Ave. on a disorder call when a black male dropped a gun while running past them.

The suspect, Alfred Oliver, 24, picked up the gun and officers ordered him to drop the weapon. The suspect began running with the gun. As officers gave chase, Oliver pointed the gun at an officer twice. Both times, the officer fired one shot, but Oliver was not hit.

Oliver was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, the release says.

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