Chattanooga: Man charged in 14th Street shooting death

Chattanooga: Man charged in 14th Street shooting death

March 16th, 2011 by Beth Burger in Local - Breaking News

A 21-year-old man charged in connection with the slaying of 49-year-old Robert Moore on Monday is in custody without bond at Hamilton County Jail this morning.

Kadeem Pratt, 21, faces a charge of criminal homicide after he was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of 49-year-old Robert Moore. The victim was shot in the abdomen while he was sitting on his porch at 2301 E. 14th St., according to Chattanooga Police.

Moore was sitting on the porch when witnesses told police a four-door maroon Lincoln Town Car approached a home at 2302 East 14th St. and gunmen opened fire.

Moore sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was taken to Erlanger hospital where he died.

Kadeem Pratt, of Chattanooga, was arrested in connection with the shooting and faces a charge of criminal homicide.

When interviewed by police, he denied shooting anyone, according to the arrest report.

Police stopped the car in the 400 block of Tunnel Boulevard and found a SKS rifle in the trunk of the vehicle with rounds that matched the casings left at the scene.

Police found 18-year-old Demarqus Dillard standing with the car. Dillard said Pratt called him on his cell phone at about 2 p.m. and told him to wait with his car because it was out of gas.

Police still have not identified a motive in the shooting.

The investigation continues with more arrests pending.

Pratt's next court date is set for March 21.