This story was updated Monday, July 15, 2019, at 10 p.m. with more information.

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One of two suspects have been arrested in connection to Sunday morning's shooting that left 25-year-old Rigoberto Jarquin dead inside a Douglas Heights apartment.

Omerrieal Woods, 29, was apprehended Monday evening by local and federal authorities.

He is charged with facilitation of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder and is in custody at the Hamilton County Jail.

Police are still searching for Woods' brother, 26-year-old Toddie Woods. He is described as a 5-foot-10-inch, 170lb black man with brown eyes and black hair. He also faces charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

some text Omerrieal Woods, right, and Toddie Woods / Screen shot from video inside Douglas Heights Apartments provided to CPD by Landmark Properties
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Police had been called to the apartment complex, located at 930 Douglas St., just before 4 a.m. on a report of multiple persons shot. Two others, one 20- and one 23-year-old man, were injured and taken to a local hospital. The names of the victims who survived have not been released.


Investigators are pursuing several leads generated from interviews and evidence obtained from the property management company, the news release states.

Police believe the shooting is an isolated incident.

The privately owned Douglas Heights offers housing that is geared toward students near the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. It is located on Douglas Street between M.L. King Boulevard and E. 10th Street.

Chattanooga police ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100 or submit a tip via the police department's mobile app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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some text Crime scene tape is draped around University Street on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Three people were injured in a shooting inside a Douglas Heights apartment Sunday morning just before 4 a.m. One person is said to be in critical condition.