CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WRCB-TV) - A year ago, that somebody set out to kill Chance LeCroy. "This wasn't just a random act," explained CPD Officer Nathan Hartwig. "This was a deliberate act by somebody."
The 21-year old lived on Johnston Terrace in Fairfax Heights, just north of Lupton City. Just before noon on September 9th, 2010, someone entered the house and shot LeCroy. "Chance's roommate was inside the residence, also sleeping, and was awoken by the gunfire," said Officer Hartwig. "And as soon as he woke up, there was a suspect holding a gun to his head, keeping him to the ground." By the time the roommate was able to get up, the killer was gone, possibly fleeing in a pick-up truck.
Three weeks after the murder, we spoke with LeCroy's cousin about the nightmare the family was living, compounded by the lack of answers. "I haven't slept in three weeks," Sean LeCrory said. "An hour here and there or right about it."
The loss has hit hard, for both family and friends. LeCroy was known as an outgoing guy. "One of a kind for sure," said his cousin. "He was always looking to make someone smile, laugh; to make himself laugh."
"A very loving, fun guy that do anything for you," added friend Richard Sailors. "He would do anything for you."
In this past year, police have received a lot of tips, but they lack the right piece of information to make an arrest in this killing. "The detectives have spoken to numerous people and they've collected a lot of good evidence," Hartwig said. "They're just needing a little bit more information from the community."
The police and LeCroy's family hope you hold that key clue that could snatch this killer off the street. If you have any information, remember, no one, not even the police will ever know it was you who provided the tip. Pick up the phone and call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333. You can get yourself a clear conscience and some free cash. Help bring justice to Chance LeCroy and closure to his family.
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