Suspect arrested in fatal Carousel Road shooting; victims identified

Suspect arrested in fatal Carousel Road shooting; victims identified

February 21st, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Chattanooga police officers work the scene of a shooting Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in the 1400 block of Carousel Road in Chattanooga, Tenn. One person is deceased following the incident and another is in critical condition.

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An arrest affidavit written after a suspect in Tuesday night's shooting was taken into custody shows the incident might have evolved from a fist fight into a homicide. 

Police responded to the 1400 block of Carousel Road around 5:25 p.m. and discovered two victims at the scene, according to court documents. Randall Davenport was suffering from a single, minor gunshot wound to his side, but Jamichael Eddins had been shot multiple times and was already deceased. 

Davenport was taken to a local hospital and he told authorities he was shot by Christopher Turner, 26. He said he threw his own firearm on the ground in an effort to have a fist fight with Turner, but Turner shot him instead. 

Eddins tried to run, but he fell and Davenport watched as the suspect stood over Eddins, firing multiple rounds into him. Court documents also state there was an occupied Chevy Cruz near the scene and the bumper of the car was actually struck by gunfire. 

Turner has been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. His bond has been set at $1.25 million and his next court appearance is scheduled to be before General Sessions Judge Clarence Shattuck on Friday.