Chattanooga Police arrest man in connection with Friday shooting of teenage boy

Sylvester Andres is charged with criminal homicide; last arrested in 2016

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A 30-year-old man is in custody after police say he shot and killed a 16-year-old boy on Friday.

Sylvester Andres was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with the shooting.

Police charged Andres with criminal homicide.

The department says Andres was in a car that pulled up to a house in the 3900 block of 7th Avenue and began firing.

The 16-year-old boy was hit by gunfire, and taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have not released if Andres was connected to the boy or his family in any way.

Andres was last arrested back in 2016 for domestic assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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