Extremely bloody weekend on the streets of Chattanooga

Reported by: Erik Avanier
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Updated: 8/18/2013 11:59 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) - Within a period of 24-hours, Chattanooga police have investigated five violent crimes in which guns were used.

The latest wave of bloodshed started early Saturday around 2:42 A.M. near the intersection of Windsor Street and Wheeler Avenue. At that location, officers found Terrence Harris, 25, of Chattanooga suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.  No suspects are in custody and Harris was last listed in serious condition.

Later that day around 5:30 in the evening, two men allegedly tried to rob a nail salon on the 5500 block of Brainerd Road.
Officers managed to catch one suspect at a nearby CVS store and he's been identified as 46-year old Darryl Roberts.
A second suspect was tracked down at the Economy Inn motel which is four doors down from the nail salon. At some point, the man got into a shootout with one officer and managed to pistol whip another officer. Authorities said he then managed to gain access to a police cruiser that Roberts was detained in and fled the scene.

Chattanooga police chased the stolen police cruiser down Southbound I-75 into Georgia where Georgia State Patrol and Whitfield County Sheriff deputies were able to stop the car.
The suspect reportedly shot himself in the head and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The officer who was pistol whipped was treated at the hospital and released. 
The second suspect;Roberts was not injured.

Around midnight, Chattanooga police were investigating a shooting which occurred on the 1200 block of Greenwood Rd. The victim has been identified as Tramelvin Simmons,19, of Chattanooga. Simmons suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle.

Three hours later, a shooting outside an after hours hot spot sent one man to the hospital. It happened on the 2500 block of East Main Street. Terry Pullom, 25, was shot in the ankle. Pullom told police he was parked next to an after hours spot called "Club Boo Que," when an unknown person started shooting at a crowd of people in the parking lot.
Pullom was last listed in stable condition.

Three and half hours after that shooting, police were called to the 1200 block of Sheridan Avenue where a juvenile black male was shot in the back of the head.    He was last listed in critical condition.

WDEF will continue to print updated information as it becomes available.

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MSnead - 8/18/2013 6:01 PM
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"Minority health fair in Chattanooga sheds light on health gap Heart disease related deaths are 61% higher." Heart disease is right. Especially when some "gangsta" puts a bullet in it.

Here2Opine - 8/18/2013 4:10 PM
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And Mayor Berke still thinks dismantling the gang task force was a good idea? :(
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