Chattanooga: Man wanted in July 3 slaying

Chattanooga: Man wanted in July 3 slaying

July 14th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Cordairo Strickland

Chattanooga police are searching for the man they believe shot a 25-year-old father of five in his doorway.

Police have taken out warrants for Cordalro Strickland, who is wanted for the killing of Melvin "Brando" Fennell at Fennell's home at 818 Arlington Ave., according to police spokeswoman Jerri Weary.

On July 3, Fennell was shot as many as three times in the thigh and leg area, resulting in him bleeding to death while in surgery at Erlanger hospital, according to a Hamilton County medical examiner's report.

Two others, 24-year-old Calvin Garner, 24, and Mariah Stoudemire, 21, also were wounded in the shooting but survived.

Anyone who has information on Strickland's whereabouts is asked to contact the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.