Chattanooga police car shot up on Fagan Street

Chattanooga police car shot up on Fagan Street

March 18th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

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Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

It's unclear whether a Chattanooga police car was purposely shot up on Fagan Street over the weekend, according to Chattanooga police.

Officer James Klein was driving in the 4100 block on his way to a disorder when his numerous rounds struck his patrol car. Klein was uninjured and able to make it to safety, said Master Patrol Officer Nathan Hartwig.

A total of five rounds struck the vehicle at 11:38 p.m. Saturday.

Police are still searching for the suspects who fled the scene. Since the shooting, numerous residents have been interviewed by police in the area.

The department's patrol car getting shot up comes less than a week after a Chattanooga police officer was shot numerous times while responding to a call at East Lake Court housing project. Officer William McMillan suffered non-life threatening injuries. Celvin Houston, 39, was charged in connection to his shooting.

Anyone with any information about Saturday's shooting is asked to call Chattanooga police at 698-2525.