Update to Regions Bank robbery, shooting


The Chattanooga Police Department issued a statement on why there is no imminent threat to the community:

Some of you have asked why it has been stated there’s no threat to the community. In this instance, related to the bank robbery, we had no indications showing the gunman was still in the area or at large presenting an immediate threat in his attempt to flee. As with any person who has criminal intentions, there is a possibility of victimizing where an opportunity presents itself.
Investigators working this robbery assessed the situation and determined the goal of robbing this bank had been achieved. Given the number of law enforcement in the area responding to the scene and searching the area, there was no observable evidence to support this suspect was an on-going threat to the community.

Regions shooting

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga Police have shared images of the suspect from the Regions bank incident this morning. In addition, Regions Bank released a statement about the shooting.

Regions shooting

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The CPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who fired shots into the Market Street Regions Bank. As seen in the photos, the individual was wearing all black clothing, and had a light skin color.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.

Police say the suspect fired shots into and robbed the bank. They did not disclose how much money was stolen.

All roads have been reopened and nearby businesses have been instructed to resume operation.

However, police continue to investigate the situation.

Additionally, manager of media relations for Regions Bank, Jeremy King released a statement this afternoon.

Regions shooting

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“Our teams are working closely with law enforcement in support of the investigation, and we deeply appreciate the quick and thorough response of nearby officers. All our associates are safe, and no customers were in our branch at the time,” King said. “While the downtown branch at 601 Market Street will be temporarily closed as investigators gather information, our teams remain ready to serve customers at all other Chattanooga-area Regions locations on both sides of the river. Regions Bank associates do an incredible job meeting the needs of our customers every day, and we are working with Market Street associates to deliver support as needed during this time.”

Chattanooga Police are asking that anyone with information report it to the CPD. You can call 423-6998-2525 or use the Atlas One App. You may remain anonymous.

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