Man suspected of shooting Chattanooga father of five arrested

Man suspected of shooting Chattanooga father of five arrested

July 21st, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Cordalro Strickland, 26

The suspect in the shooting death of 25-year-old father of five has been arrested, police said.

Cordalro Strickland, 26, was arrested today in Chattanooga and is being interviewed by police before being taken to Hamilton County Jail, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

He was found at 207 Sunrise Lane near Missionary Ridge and was arrested without incident, she said.

Strickland is accused of shooting Melvin "Brando" Fennell on July 3. Fennell was shot as many as three times in the thigh and leg area, resulting in his bleeding to death while in surgery at Erlanger hospital, according to a Hamilton County medical examiner's report.

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