Chattanooga: Three arrested in connection with June 29 shooting death

Chattanooga: Three arrested in connection with June 29 shooting death

July 14th, 2010 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Three men were arrested Wednesday in connection with the June 29 shooting death of 46-year-old Chattanooga man, according to police.

Harold "Bam" Butler III was charged with aggravated attempted robbery and first-degree murder for the death of Bernard Hughes of 4417 Oakwood Drive, police said.

John "Cut Throat" Simpson was charged with aggravated attempted robbery, first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of Mr. Hughes friend, Timothy Westfield, according to the report.

Unjolee Moore, the accused getaway driver, was charged with attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, and first-degree murder, police said.

Mr. Hughes was shot and killed after answering the door to his home early June 29, according to the report.

According to witnesses, when Mr. Hughes opened his door, he was met by two masked men who pointed a gun at him, then came inside to rob him, police said.

During the robbery, Mr. Hughes grabbed one of the robber's gun and a struggle ensued, according to the report.

Mr. Westfield, who was visiting Mr. Hughes, tried to help Mr. Hughes, and the masked men shot both of them, police said.

The suspects left the scene in either a gold or tan vehicle, police said.


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