Sheriff: shooting suspect dies in exchange of gunfire with Marshals
U.S. Marshals tried to arrest him at a hotel in Chattanooga this morning
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A fugitive from Georgia was killed in a shootout with U.S. Marshals this morning in Chattanooga.
49 year old John R. Wells Jr. was wanted in Walker County on charges of shooting his wife in Villanow a few weeks ago.
She survived the shooting.
Sheriff Steve Wilson says a Marshal’s Task Force tracked Wells to a hotel on Shallowford Road.
He says Wells was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the agents at the hotel.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting.