Chattanooga police still asking for public's help after three suspects charged in McCallie Avenue shooting

Chattanooga police continue to ask for the public's help in identifying suspects in the June 5 mass shooting on McCallie Avenue even as another individual was charged in connection with the case Tuesday.

Tuesday's developments brought to three the number of individuals who face charges in relation to the incident in front of Mary's Bar & Grill that injured 14 people and left three dead. Two individuals died from gunshots, and another was struck and killed by a car fleeing the scene.

Rodney Harris, 31, also known as "3rd," became the third person facing charges stemming from the shooting. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court for Eastern Tennessee. Harris was arrested by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which said he is a member of the Rollin 60 Crips street gang.

Also Tuesday, authorities said another suspect in the case, Alexis Lewis, could allegedly be seen in videos dancing in the street before gunfire erupted. Lewis, 36, has been charged with criminal homicide, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt to commit a dangerous felony. Lewis was arrested Monday by Chattanooga police.

On Thursday, federal firearms agents arrested Garrian King, 28, in connection with the shooting. King, known as "Big G," is also member of the Rollin 60 Crips street gang, according to an affidavit from the federal agency. He was charged with possessing a firearm as a felon.

King and Harris were indicted by a federal grand jury in Greeneville, Tennessee, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice on Tuesday afternoon. Should they be convicted of the charges, they both face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, the release said.

As the investigation moves forward, authorities continue to ask for the public's help.

"What we say today is if anybody has any information pertaining to this incident ... it doesn't matter how big or how small, call us, contact one of us and let us know," Chattanooga police Capt. Jerri Sutton said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Police said efforts to increase policing in certain areas will take place for the remainder of the summer.

"For at least the duration of the summer or possibly going forward, we do now have a team of officers that will rapidly deploy to any area of the town that we need to respond to, in order to address issues like the one that occurred there (at McCallie Avenue)," Sutton said.


Harris, the latest suspect charged in the case, was found with gunshot wounds at the scene by Chattanooga police and was seen in a Facebook live video carrying a rifle in front of Mary's Bar & Grill, according to the affidavit from the ATF.

Harris was one of the 14 shooting victims.

"Harris stated that he was standing in a parking lot outside of Mary's with the ski mask on and the AR in his hand," the affidavit said. "When a car up the street began doing a burnout ... Harris stated that someone then started shooting him, and he fell to the ground. Harris stated that he tried to stand up, and someone started shooting him again. Harris did not remember firing the Anderson AM-15."

According to Hamilton County Criminal Court records, Harris' criminal history includes one count of aggravated assault, two counts of assault, one count of possession of crack cocaine and one count of possession of a controlled substance. All those charges have been bound over to the grand jury. Harris also pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass and served 30 days.


Chattanooga police identified Lewis as the man "seen dancing around at various times prior to the shooting" in several Facebook videos, according to a police affidavit. Lewis can also be heard in a Facebook video saying, "You made me drop the gun" soon after a "gun is seen falling on the left foot of a female that is recording with her phone," the affidavit said.

Police found spent .380-caliber shell casings where the videos showed Lewis raising his arm and shooting in the direction where a victim's body was found, the affidavit said.

Lewis' criminal history includes multiple counts of driving under the influence, three 2007 counts of criminal trespass, one count of simple assault and one count of possession of crack for resale, according to Hamilton County Criminal Court records.

Lewis pleaded guilty to the 2007 criminal trespassing charges before Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christine M. Sell, who suspended his 10-day sentence on good behavior and placed Lewis on probation. None of the other charges have been adjudicated.

He is being held at Silverdale Detention Center on a $600,000 bond.


King was seen in surveillance video from Walgreens at 2104 McCallie Ave. holding a rifle as well as in several Facebook live videos the evening of June 5, according to an affidavit from the ATF.

"King appeared to be carrying the rifle Harris had prior to the shooting," the affidavit said.

King admitted to investigators that he bought a rifle May 28 and sold it after the June 5 incident, the affidavit said.


The three people who died in the shooting were Darian Hixson, 24, Myrakle Moss, 25, and Kevin Brown, 34. The shooting took place eight days after another mass shooting left six teenagers injured in the downtown area. Two suspects, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested in that case, and the district attorney is seeking to try both as adults.

Contact La Shawn Pagán at or 423-757-6476. Follow her on Twitter @LaShawnPagan.

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