Man shot in head in Chattanooga's Ridgedale neighborhood

Man shot in head in Chattanooga's Ridgedale neighborhood

April 12th, 2012 by Beth Burger in Local Regional News

A Chattanooga Police Department crime scene tech shoots video at the intersection of South Kelly Street and Union Avenue where a shooting took place as the result of an ongoing argument. The shooter was in a Chevy Impala and the 38-year-old victim, who was shot in the head, managed to drive himself in a Chevy Malibu to a near by residence at 2012 Duncan Avenue.

Photo by Beth Burger

A 38-year-old man is in stable condition at Erlanger hospital after he was shot three times, including once in the head, said Chattanooga police.

The shooting was the result of an argument between two men in cars at the intersection of Union Avenue and South Kelly Street in Ridgedale, said police Officer Nathan Hartwig. A 31-year-old man in a Chevy Impala opened fire on another man in a Chevy Malibu, he said.

The wounded man was able to drive back to a residence he just left at 2012 Duncan Avenue in Highland Park, where a woman called for an ambulance.

Police have a suspect in custody. No names have been officially released. The shooting remains under investigation.

This is the third shooting in three days.

On Tuesday, Robert Thien was shot in the 900 block of North Willow Street. A 17-year-old and 19-year-old Ernest Wynn were arrested in connection to the shooting. The shooting was a result of a botched robbery.

On Wednesday, 33-year-old Jeffrey Braswell was shot in the leg in the 1900 block of Hardy Street in Harriet Tubman housing projects. Reginald D. Wadley was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

To date, there have been 28 shootings resulting in death or injury in Chattanooga this year.

For more on this story, read Friday's Times Free Press.