Police seek attempted murder suspect
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB ) – Police are looking for a man they say shot a person in a dispute outside a local nightclub.
According to police, Cordirrus Jones, also known as Cordirrus Birt, shot 28-year-old Derrick Lewis outside Terry's Lounge at 4010 Rossville Boulevard.
Lewis originally told police he was shot in a drive-by, but later changed his story, telling officers the incident took place outside the nightclub.
According to Lewis's statement, he and Jones had gotten into a dispute inside Terry's Lounge. Lewis left the building and Jones followed him outside, producing a handgun, police say.
That's when investigators say Jones shot Lewis in the buttock as he attempted to run for cover.
Lewis was driven to Erlanger Hospital around 2:00 a.m. and treated for the gunshot wound.
Warrants have been taken out against Cordirrus Jones for attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault.