Chattanooga man dies during surgery after being shot in back

Chattanooga man dies during surgery after being shot in back

August 7th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

The night after Charles McCaine died during emergency surgery at a Chattanooga hospital, city police had no new information to release on the shooting that took his life.

Police spokesman Nathan Hartwig said in an email at 9:10 a.m. Saturday that McCaine was shot in the back during a home invasion at 2508 Latta St. about 1:30 a.m. He said police are looking for three suspects.

No new information was available at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Seven houses cluster on Latta Street. The house where McCaine was shot was dark and no one answered a knock on the door. One window was shattered and a pink-and-purple tricycle lay in the yard.

Court records show McCaine had been found guilty of burglary, theft and domestic assault in 2007, 2008 and 2009, respectively. He also had a string of lesser drug and traffic charges.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about the three suspects call the police department at 423-698-2525.