Known Chattanooga gang member charged with attempted murder

Reported by: Erik Avanier
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Updated: 4/28 10:29 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) - A known gang member was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder after he reportedly shot a woman in the face.

According to the arrest affidavit, it happened on March 17. Police were called to an apartment on the 3700 block of West Avenue where they found a woman in the kitchen who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

According to police reports, there were four people in the apartment when the gun went off.

One of the people came forward and told police that Adarius Garth, 22, of Chattanooga pulled the trigger. That person also told police that other people who were in the apartment did not come forward because they feared for their own lives.

Police have identified Garth has a known Chattanooga gang member who reportedly told everyone in the apartment he would kill them if they spoke about what happened.

The victim was identified as Tanika Caldwell, 29, of Chattanooga. Caldwell told police that she was in the kitchen when Garth press a gun to her face and pulled the trigger. The shooting reportedly occurred while her two young children were present.

According to police, the Caldwell was Garth's girlfriend who was pregnant with his child.

In addition to the two counts of attempted first degree murder, Garth was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

This isn't Garth's first time being in trouble. In 2009, he was convicted of aggravated burglary.
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Here2Opine - 4/28/2014 8:00 PM
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And Berke is still please that he dismantled the Gang Task Force and The Future Is Ours (gang preventative program).
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