What facts were reported??? Did we learn the description of the murderer??? How many were involved in this young mans murder??? Did the same neighbors that said there were always cars lined up outside his home say they saw or heard anything that would help identify the murderer's??? If you are going to report a story then for heaven sakes report the facts. I have five children all grown now, however when they were the age of this young man there were always cars lined up in front of our home. It was wonderful to hear them all laughing and enjoying this special time in their lives. They may have gotten a little loud at times, but it is sad that the "facts" written in this story are truly irrelevant to who or why someone felt they could barge into his private home and take his life and all that the reporter could tell us is "well there were always cars lined up the street" sad day in journalism. All Chattanooga young people are not drug crazed, party animals. He was in his home for heavens sake, lets discuss that. How safe do any of us feel in our homes now?? And God forbid someone breaks into your home tonight and shoots you in the head what do you think the reporters will write about you?? Very poor reporting of facts in this case. My God bless this family and his many friends at this time of tragedy. I will keep you all in my prayers.
what do we have to do to get the 911 operator relieved of her post??? She was very rude and uncaring. She did sound disgusted when she was told how many children the lady had/ What difference did that make to her, it should have put even more urgency in getting officer's dispatched. And why did Murray County 911 fail to call Whitfield County after the first 911 call was intercepted by their call center? Surely that should have been a top priority to get that information relayed to the correct department for follow up. It seems this situation was mishandled from the very beginning,and the 911 operator was just adding insult to injury ! And did I read that the Dalton chief detective said that they did not get any information from Murray county 911; and then in the same interview say that they (whitfield county deputies)were on the look out for the shooter's vehicle? How would they know to be on the look out for anything?? It is an outrage and needs to be investigated by someone outside of these two counties, and definately the 911 operators from both counties need to be removed from their positions immediately. Thank goodness those two men had the courage to handle the situation but it is sad knowing they died wondering where the police were.
the real question is why didn't the sheriff department show up the first time the lady called 911? it was reported that she had called them earlier in the day (her call went to the neighboring county) they referred her call to whitfield county. Did they actually arrive on the scene that first time? If they knew he was a previous felon and had been drinking were they in the process of trying to find him? Why didn't they put a deputy car near the home in case he did return? These are the questions that need answering. All you other's that want to argue wheather he was a good person or a bad person will not solve it on this website. Give it a rest and let these people heal. Stop thinking of yourselves, keep your memories of him to yourself. Let's focus on HOW this could have been avoided.
Why do people think that only bad things happen to bad people???? where is your compassion? The last thing these poor people need are others judging them. Can you at least offer up a prayer for these children and their mother? I have lived through domestic violence, it really is saddening to know that there are still people out there that blame the abused, never the abuser, as if they have done something to deserve the abuse. God must not be present in our lives? Bad things only happen to bad people?? How rude of you to post such a thing here. Let's keep the focus on these children and their mom,let's pray for them to heal mentally and physically. I will also pray for you. Satan is roaming to and fro, seeking whom he make devour. Not just bad people, or non christians, satan will destroy whom ever he can.