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UPDATE: Police release details, suspect photos in Dodson Ave murder

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Chattanooga police have released new details in the investigation in the shooting death of Herbert Strickland.

Police released pictures of a possible suspect, Friday afternoon.

The latest murder in Chattanooga is being called senseless by police. Strickland, 53, was shot in the head at the Big K market on Dodson Avenue. 

Chief Dodd says the Strickland was shielding another person at the time of the shooting.

Police now say witnesses saw a young black male enter the store and open fire, killing Strickland.

Eyewitness News has learned Strickland is also the father of the year's first murder victim, Meco Siler.

In January, police found her body in a Chattanooga motel beaten and stabbed to death.

Her accused killer, Brandon Russell, has since been found.

Strickland's, however is still afoot and why this happened is a mystery.

This is the eleventh homicide and the 28th shooting of 2011 in Chattanooga.

If you have any information please call Chattanooga Police at 698-2525.

"All things are possible but as of right now it is too early to say what this is tied to. We just don't know the motivation," says Chattanooga Police Sgt. Jerri Weary.

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