Chattanooga police arrest suspect in Cypress Street Court shooting

Chattanooga police arrest suspect in Cypress Street Court shooting

August 22nd, 2019 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

Updated at 3:05 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019, with more information.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection to Cypress Street Court shooting earlier this month.

Joshua Jones is accused of shooting a 43-year-old man during an argument on Aug. 10.

Police had been called to a home in the 1200 block of Poplar Street Court at around 2:55 a.m. Outside the home, they spoke to a man who had sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg, according to Hamilton County court records.

Investigators then found the crime scene in the 1200 block of Cypress Street Court, where they found four .40-caliber shell casings, court records state.

The victim told police a man had given him a ride from Wilson Street to College Hill Courts before an argument broke out.

It's not clear what the argument was about, but the man then shot at the victim four times, hitting him once in the leg, court records state.

The victim told police the suspect was driving a silver car, and he knew him from jail. But he didn't know his name. Police later identified Jones through video footage and verified his identity with a photo lineup.

"The video clearly shows Mr. Jones with a gun in his hand and him shooting at [the victim]," an investigator wrote in a criminal complaint.

Jones has an extensive arrest history in Hamilton County, having been booked at least 27 times since 2012.

Several of his charges are for domestic assault, including one for which he was arrested just eight days before the Cypress Street Court shooting.

In that incident, Jones is accused of pulling a gun on a woman and threatening to "use it on her" before pushing her down some stairs on Aug. 2, according to court records.

Chattanooga police ask anyone with information about the Aug. 10 incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip through the Chattanooga Police Department mobile app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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