UPDATE: Second arrest made in Desmond Clay homicide

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police have made a second arrest in relation to the homicide of Desmond Clay.

25-year-old Derrick Boston has been charged with Criminal Responsibility for Facilitation of Felony.

He is in custody now, and will be booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

Mugshot from previous arrest – Derrick Boston

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525.  The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Chattanooga Police have arrested a man for a shooting that led to a fatal crash back in July.

Desmond Trammell was arrested by Chattanooga Police today and was charged with Criminal Homicide for the shooting death of Desmond Clay.

Trammell is acccused of shooting Clay as he was driving on Wilcox Boulevard near Tunnel Boulevard.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A man was shot and killed last night on Wilcox Blvd and the car he was in crashed into a dry cleaning.

Chattanooga Police were on scene into the early part of this morning trying to figure out how this all happened.

That victim was 39 year old Desmond Clay of Chattanooga.

I spoke with family and friends who are just trying to wrap their heads around what happened.

What police have released so far is that Clay was shot while in a vehicle here on Wilcox.

Police say when they arrived they found him with several gun shot wounds and he was transported to Erlanger where he died.

I spoke with an old friend of Clay and she says his energy lit up any room he walked into.

“He was always a gentlemen to me, very sweet, he would do thoughtful stuff and it was just amazing. Being around him was a lot of fun. Full of life, full of energy, it wasn’t one moment that it wasn’t a constant living life to the fullest… having a good time.”

Chattanooga Police say that they are hoping that if you know anything about this investigation that you come forward.


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The man who was behind the wheel of a wrecked vehicle Thursday night was fatally shot.

Chattanooga Police were called to 3399 Wilcox Boulevard on a shooting.

They found a wrecked vehicle.

39 year old Desmond Clay was inside.

He was rushed to the hospital but died from the gunshot wounds.

Investigators are working to figure out where and when the shooting happened.

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

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