New information on Dodds Avenue shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – Less than 24-hours after a person was shot on Dodds Avenue Friday afternoon, News 12 has uncovered more information about what led to the shooting.

Jamichael Eddins, 22, of Chattanooga has been identified by police as the shooter. He’s being held at the Hamilton county jail on $57,000 bond. Eddins has been charged with attempted second degree murder.

According to an affidavit obtained by News 12, the shooting was drug related.

The victim told police he knew Eddins as “Hood.” He also told investigators that he had been purchasing marijuana from Eddins for the past six months. The gunshot victim admitted to police that he had planned to steal marijuana from Eddins because Eddins had shorted him of marijuana during previous transactions.

According to the affidavit, the victim told police he recorded a tag number on Eddins’ car before entering the vehicle and stealing marijuana. He said that after he took the marijuana and began running back to to his house, he heard several gunshots then was struck by a bullet near his right hip.

An undercover law enforcement officer just happened to be driving by and observed the shooting. The undercover officer identified Eddins as the shooter.

Chattanooga police eventually located Eddins’s vehicle at a residence in the 1400 block of Carousel Drive where they took Eddins into custody.

Eddins will be arraigned in court this upcoming Wednesday.

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