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Adrian Darnell Nixson.

Police used surveillance footage, shell casings and witness statements to tie a 29-year-old man to the shooting death of 28-year-old Jeremy Clark, records show.

Adrian Nixon was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal homicide in Clark's death. Clark was shot five times in the head and torso outside JJ's Lounge on Glass Street around 1 a.m. Friday.

Witnesses told police that the shots came from a white Dodge Challenger. Surveillance footage shows a Challenger pull around the building and stop mostly out of the camera's view shortly before shots were fired, records show.

Witnesses said Clark approached the Challenger and spoke with whoever was inside, and then the person inside the vehicle fired several times and killed Clark. He was shot once in the head and four times in the upper chest, according to the medical examiner's report.

Investigators discovered that Nixon frequently drives his girlfriend's white Dodge Challenger and brought the man in for questioning.

During that interview, Nixon admitted he was driving the Challenger at the time Clark was killed, but claimed that an unknown person came up to the Challenger's passenger side, reached into the vehicle and fired across the vehicle at Clark, who was standing by the driver's side.

However, multiple witnesses told police that no one approached the vehicle and that Nixon was alone in the car.

Nixon was charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Clark, a known Gangster Disciple, was the brother of Dennis Clark, a Democrat who is running for Tennessee House District 28 seat. Dennis Clark did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday, but did issue a statement Friday in which he condemned the violence and lamented his brother's death.

Police have not said whether Jeremy Clark's gang affiliation played a role in his death.

He was the 21st person to be killed in Chattanooga so far in 2016. 

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