Police believe fatal shooting was self defense

They believe the shooter was actually defending himself from a robbery attempt

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police are investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night in East Chattanooga.

The shooting happened after 10:30 PM in the 2400 block of Glass Street.

Police believe the case was a robbery attempt.

They say the shooter stayed on the scene and was the actual victim of the robbery attempt.

They say he shot 20 year old Derrick Ruffin in self defense.

Police are not charging him at this point, but the investigation continues.

If you have information on the incident, please call the Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous.

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