Hixson man charged with attempted murder

HIXSON, Tennessee (WDEF) — Chattanooga police have arrested a man accused of firing several gunshots at a motorist at a traffic light.

It happened September 17th on North Access Road.

According to a complaint affidavit obtained by News 12, the alleged victim told police he was traveling East on North Access Road when he stopped at a traffic light. While stopped, he said Roderick Russell, 39, of Chattanooga, pulled up beside him in a Lincoln Navigator and began firing rounds into the victim’s vehicle.

Several police officers who were nearby reported hearing the gunshots.

When officers examined the victim’s vehicle, they found three bullet holes.

The unidentified victim told police he had just left the home of Russell’s estranged wife and that Russell had pulled a gun on him the previous day.

Russell is now charged with one count of attempted first degree murder and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to Hamilton County jail officials, Russell is being held without bond.

Russell will be arraigned in court September 29.


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