Chattanooga Police Continue to Investigate Sky Zoo Shooting
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department are busy searching for answers this week, after more than a few shootings were reported over the weekend. One in particular being the fatal shooting at the Sky Zoo on Lee Highway, that took the life of 22-year-old Robert Jackson, III.
According to authorities, a small disturbance started inside the bar around 2 a.m. Sunday, and when people began walking out, the dispute continued outside. “At some point during that, there was some gunfire and unfortunately a member of our community was killed,” said Deputy Chief David Roddy.
According to Roddy, more than 170 calls to 9-1-1 were made from the Sky Zoo within the last 12 months alone, which he said is never a good sign when it comes to public safety.
“When you mix with a high level of call for service, you mix alcohol, you mix staying open until late hours,” said Roddy, “There is an absolute potential for criminal activity, and there’s a potential for our community members to be harmed.”
The chief deputy says they already have a suspect, who has not been identified. He also says they’re treating this particular case as possibly gang related, but can’t say if the crime was gang motivated.
Chattanooga Police asks anyone with information regarding this crime to call: 423-698-2525.