Chattanooga police say a man fired at them after a gun fell out of his pants

Police are looking for Curtis Brown after he allegedly traded fire with officers on Glass Street.
photo Police are looking for Curtis Brown after he allegedly traded fire with officers on Glass Street.

A man who exchanged gunfire with Chattanooga police on Monday initially ran from officers. But when he tripped and a gun fell from his pants, he picked up the weapon and fired at two officers, according to police.

Officers Kelly Downs and Stephen Huckabee also fired their weapons, but investigators can't yet say for sure who fired first, Lt. Glenn Scruggs said Tuesday. He could not say how many shots were fired.

Officers reported that Curtis Brown, 34, was running from a store on Glass Street at 11:06 p.m., and 12 seconds later they reported that shots had been fired.

Neither officer was injured, and it appears Brown also escaped without injury, Scruggs said.