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Miles Hankins (Photo: right2know.timesfreepress.com)

Court documents show police found the suspected shooter in Chattanooga's ninth homicide of 2018 by tracking down security footage that showed the getaway car fleeing the scene. 

Police found Christopher Robinson, 46, at about 1:30 a.m. Friday suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment in the 2300 block of Hickory Valley Road. He died before paramedics arrived, police said.

Robinson's son told investigators he was playing a video game in his room when he heard a loud boom come from the rear of the home. He saw two black males wearing hoodies and bandanas over their faces, coming from the kitchen toward the hallway leading to his and his parents' room. 

One of the suspects pointed a gun in his direction saying, "Give me all the money," but he retreated back into his room before trying to alert his parents by yelling and banging on his bedroom wall. Then he heard a gunshot and what sounded like someone running out of the home. 

Investigators located security cameras nearby at Hickory Valley Baptist Church and footage showed a silver Mercedes-Benz fleeing the scene shortly before police arrived. 

Two days before, police filed a report in connection to a shooting that occurred on Glass Street involving the same car. Miles Hankins, 20, was identified as the suspect in that shooting. He told police he shot at two people and his car, a silver Mercedes-Benz, was used for transportation. 

Police arrested Hankins on June 29 and charged him with criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery. He is next scheduled to appear in court before General Sessions Judge Lila Statom on July 10. 

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