Second suspect arrested in connection with July homicide

Second suspect arrested in connection with July homicide

September 26th, 2017 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

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Chattanooga police have arrested a second man Tuesday afternoon in connection with the July shooting death of Desmond Clay.

Derrick Boston, 25, is charged with criminal responsibility for facilitation of felony and is being booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

On July 26, Clay, 39, was found in a vehicle suffering from a multiple gunshot wounds on the 3300 block of Wilcox Boulevard at 10:18 p.m. The vehicle had crashed into a nearby business. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injures.

Earlier last month, police arrested Desmond Trammell, 20, and charged him with criminal homicide, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

Derrick Boston

Derrick Boston

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Trammell and Boston both have arrest records in Hamilton County, according to Times Free Press records.

Trammell's arrest record dates back to 2015. Most of his previous charges include driving on a suspended or revoked license and criminal trespassing. Boston's arrest record dates back to 2010. His previous charges include aggravated assault, violation of probation and failure to appear.

Clay was also the victim of a shooting on April 22, 2016. He was shot outside his home on the 6200 block of Wimberly Drive shortly before 1 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It was not clear if anyone had been arrested for that crime.

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