Suspect arrested in 48th Street shooting in Chattanooga

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office / Charles Dewayne Jackson

Chattanooga police have made an arrest in a Tuesday shooting that left a man critically injured, according to a Thursday news release.

Charles Jackson, 30, of Chattanooga, allegedly shot a man over loud music on East 48th Street, according to statements witnesses made to the police.

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"Multiple witnesses stated (the) victim was at a BBQ when the suspect, Charles Jackson, approached him, asking about the victim turning off the music," said a sworn affidavit from police seeking an arrest warrant in court. "Jackson then physically attacked the victim before producing a pistol and shooting the victim multiple times."

The shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the 700 block of East 48th, according to the affidavit.

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"Upon arrival, patrol officers located a victim suffering from apparent life-threatening gunshot wounds to the leg and pelvis," the affidavit said. "The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition."

According to the Hamilton County Criminal Court records, Jackson has a criminal record that includes two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a handgun while under the influence and one count of false reporting.

Jackson has been charged by police with one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of possessing a firearm with intent to go armed in connection to the shooting. Jackson is due to appear before Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes on Oct. 11 for a bond hearing.

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