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East Ridge police are searching for two suspects who fled on foot after an early morning vehicle pursuit, according to a news release.

Officers responded around 8 a.m. Monday morning after being notified of shots fired and the assault of a female victim at the 400 block of Alice Drive. 

As officers arrived, a black SUV sped away from the scene and officers initiated a vehicle pursuit for several miles, the release states.

The vehicle pursuit ended near North Concord Road in East Brainerd where all occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and two individuals were apprehended with the assistance of the Chattanooga Police Department.

According to the release, police are now searching for 31-year-old Derek Reed, the alleged driver and shooter. Reed is 6'4", weighs 260 lbs. and has "BOLT" tattooed on his forehead.

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Derek Reed

They are also seeking 27-year-old Travis Burroughs who is 5'9" and weighs 165 lbs. 

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Travis Burroughs

The female assault victim was found in the fleeing vehicle and is cooperating with the investigation.

East Ridge police have warrants on both Reed and Burroughs and request anyone with information as to their whereabouts to contact the department at 423-867-7516.

 

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