Police arrest second homicide suspect after dying declaration by victim

Police arrest second homicide suspect after dying declaration by victim

March 14th, 2017 by Associated Press and David Cobb in Breaking News

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Jalen Little

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UPDATE: 

The second suspect in a north Chattanooga weekend homicide has been arrested.

Jacob Coyne, 21, was found late Tuesday afternoon in Decatur, Tenn., according to a tweet from the Chattanooga Police Department.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, US Marshals, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and East Ridge Police Department were all involved in arresting Coyne, according to the tweet.

Coyne was added to the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list Monday.

His warrants included criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery for his alleged role in the shooting death of 19-year-old Jalen Little.

Little pointed officers to another suspect, Zachary Chadwick, as he lay bleeding on his Oak Tree Drive driveway around midnight Saturday.

Chadwick and witnesses told police Coyne pulled the trigger, according to an arrest affidavit.

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a man wanted for homicide and robbery in Chattanooga to its top 10 most wanted list.

Bureau officials said Monday that 21-year-old Jacob Evan Coyne is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department.

The bureau says Coyne is facing charges of criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery in connection with an incident that took place March 12.

Authorities say Coyne may be in Hamilton County or north Georgia and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Coyne is a white man who is 6 feet tall and about 175 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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