Third arrest, new information on McCallie shooting

3 Suspects

Rodney Harris, Garrian King, Alexis Lewis

UPDATE: U.S. Attorney in Knoxville confirms the gun charges against Garrian King and Rodney Junior Harris.

They have both been indicted by a grand jury for possession of a weapon by felons from the McCallie Avenue shootings investigation.

“The indictment alleges that on or about June 5, 2022, in the Eastern District of Tennessee,
the defendants each possessed a firearm after being convicted of a felony, in violation of Title 18,
United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).”

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police have now arrested a third suspect connected to the McCallie Avenue shooting outside Mary’s Bar and Grill that killed three people and injured 14 more.

Like Garrian King, Rodney Junior Harris, Jr. just faces a gun charge at this point.

On Monday, they charged 36 year old Alexis Lewis for actually firing shots (he faces a criminal homicide charge).

But we now know much more about the investigation into all three.

According to a police affidavit, Lewis was seen dancing prior to to the shooting.

Investigators are looking at video of the shooting from a surveillance camera across the street.

We counted 66 shots fired in just 13 seconds on the video.

A total of 66 shell casings were found after the shooting.

Police say a Facebook video shows Lewis extending his arm in the direction of the shooting and a shell casing falling to the ground.

Investigators also reveal in the affidavit that both the next suspect, Harris and Garrian King arrived at Mary’s in the same vehicle.

Police say it shows Harris walking around the area with a rifle.

When police arrived after the shooting, they found him laying in the street, wearing a mask, but without the weapon.

Five days later from a hospital bed, investigators say he told them that he was standing in the parking lot, with an AR-pistol (which looked like a longer weapon), wearing the ski mask.

He said he was shot, got up, and was shot again.

Harris said he didn’t remember firing any shots after he was hit the second time.

But police say there were 12 casings found at the scene by the gun they believe he was carrying.

That gun was gone when officers got there, but they say the surveillance video shows King later took a gun looking like it away from the scene.

They traced that gun to a third party in Collegedale and later recovered it.

Still Harris has only been charged with the gun violation (he had been convicted previously of cocaine trafficking.)

Harris has been charged with multiple crimes since 2010, mostly drugs, but they do include an aggravated robbery charge.

He most recently was charged with an assault in March.

And we have confirmed gang affiliations in the case.

ATF officials tell us that both King and Harris are affiliated with the Rollin 60s Cripps.

At this point, police are not saying exactly who shot whom, because there still are unidentified casings from the scene.

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