Police identify young man found dead in vehicle Tuesday night

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police identify the victim of Tuesday night’s shooting in East Chattanooga.

Officers found the body of 23 year old Deonte James in an abandoned vehicle at Lightfoot Mill Road around 9:30 PM.

Norfolk Southern Police first reported the vehicle.

Investigators say James had been shot.

They say he was a validated gang member, but are not ready to call this a gang related shooting yet.

He was arrested 18 days ago on a domestic assault charge.

If you have any information on the case, please call the Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100.

You can remain anonymous.

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