Suspect Arrested In Connection with McCallie Avenue Shooting

Garrian King
Garrian King, Credit: US Atty

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – A suspect was arrested in connection with the shootings on McCallie Avenue that left three dead June 5. Chattanooga Police and agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) arrested Garrian King for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Garrian King appeared in United States District Court Wednesday and was detained without bond.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working with all of its law enforcement partners to protect our community through the vigorous enforcement of federal criminal gun laws,” said U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III. “Yesterday’s charge is the result of the tireless, around-the-clock work by, and collaboration among, the Chattanooga Police Department, the ATF, and the FBI, which continues unabated.”

“Immediate deployment of all resources typically yields the best results. We will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners in order to bring those responsible to justice and secure the safety and freedom of all Chattanoogans,” said Chattanooga Police Department Chief Celeste Murphy.

“The ATF takes pride in working with our local, state, and federal partners to bring justice to individuals who illegally possess firearms and willingly cause harm in the communities that we live in. These individuals put the lives of everyday citizens at risk, and we will work diligently to mitigate these senseless acts of terror,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.

“The FBI values the partnership we have with the Chattanooga Police Department, ATF, and the United States Attorney’s Office to target offenders who illegally possess firearms in Chattanooga. Through this ongoing collaboration with local, state and federal law enforcement, we will continue to focus our resources on the most violent and egregious offenders endangering our communities, “said FBI Special Agent in Charge Joe Carrico.

The incident from June 5 remains as ongoing investigation.

This prosecution is the result of an ongoing investigation by the Chattanooga Police Department, the ATF, and the FBI. The U.S. Attorney’s Office extends its appreciation to the Chattanooga Mayor’s Office for its support of collaboration among local and federal law enforcement to achieve the mutual goal of addressing violent crime in the City of Chattanooga.

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