Suspect in Bailey Avenue road rage shooting arrested in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Suspect in Bailey Avenue road rage shooting arrested in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Two men involved in incident were coworkers

April 26th, 2019 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

This story was updated Friday, April 26, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. with more information.

Two men involved in what police called a road rage incident last week on Bailey Avenue were actually coworkers, records show.

Christopher Bell, 29, is accused of shooting a man on the Bailey Avenue railroad overpass on April 17. The shooting closed the bridge and forced motorists to find alternate routes.

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Records show the incident started at Pilgrim's Pride chicken plant. The victim told police that he and coworker Bell got into an argument after their cars collided in the business parking lot, Hamilton County Court records show.

The man told police Bell followed him to the bridge and drove around to the left side of the his vehicle when he heard shots and realized he'd been hit.

Bell then quickly drove off toward Holtzclaw Avenue, the man told police.

He was located Thursday, more than a week later, by Chattanooga police, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Tullahoma Police Department, according to a Chattanooga Police Department news release.

Bell is charged with attempted criminal homicide and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is in custody at the Hamilton County Jail on a $100,000 bond, court records show.

Bell has an arrest history in Hamilton County dating back to 1996, according to online court records. His charges range from speeding to aggravated burglary, but most are drug- and traffic-related offenses.