After reviewing security footage and talking to "several" people at the scene of a Sunday morning shooting incident that injured a police officer and one other man, Chattanooga police knew who they were looking for: Brandi Burton.
Police were called to the East 23rd Street Waffle House at around 4:01 a.m. and found the officer — who has not yet been identified by police, though Hamilton County Court records identify him as Darnell Bryant — and another man, Stephan Bryant, with gunshot wounds to their right legs, according to court records.
Violent Crimes investigators arrived shortly after and began collecting evidence.
In the Waffle House security footage, investigators noted seeing two women exit the establishment and engage another person in a "disorder," court records show. It's not clear what the dispute was about.
At that point, one of the women reached into her purse and approached the other person, an investigator wrote in a criminal affidavit. That's when Darnell Bryant, who said he saw the woman holding a gun and point it at another woman, intervened and attempted to disarm her. But he was shot in the leg. Stephan Bryant was also struck by the gunfire.
Investigators noted a white Nissan Maxima flee the scene "at a high rate of speed on several cameras in the area."
After interviewing several other people who witnessed the incident, investigators identified Burton as the suspect, court records state. She also had a white Nissan Maxima registered to her name, matching the security footage.
Button, 26, faces several charges, including two counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment.
She is being held in the Hamilton County Jail and is awaiting bond hearing.