Police charge suspect in Friday’s police incident

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police have charged a suspect for the Brainerd incident Friday night in which one officer was injured.

Police were responding to a call when several suspects fled in vehicles.

They say an occupant of one of them fired shots at officers, who fired back.

No one was hit in the gunfire.

But one of the vehicles did hit an officer in the leg and came close to hitting another.

Police say both officers are fine now.

38 year old Henry Dewayne Beard faces a dozen charges from the incident.

He has a long history of prior criminal arrests, mainly for burglaries and domestic assaults, dating back 8 years.

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