Crime Stoppers: Police seek Dodson Avenue murder suspect
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Over five months ago, Dwana Dixon was killed and no one has been caught, a fact that is hard for her family to believe.
"My cousin was murdered," said cousin Meon Ingram. "Not, you know, she passed away peacefully, but she was violently murdered in front of her home."
In the early morning hours of Friday, September 2nd, last year, Dixon was sitting outside her Dodson Avenue Apartment with her boyfriend, Lymorris Martin, and another friend, Phillip Jackson. Martin headed for a convenience store.
"The suspect appeared down the street," said Chattanooga Police Officer Nathan Hartwig. "He was a black male. He fired a few rounds at Dwana and her other friend that had stayed there."
Dixon was hit as they tried to escape into her apartment. "We don't think it was just a random shooting, but that she was, those two were targeted by the suspect," Hartwig added.
But, they don't know why. Do you? Do you have any information? Were you there, perhaps, or do you know someone who was? Have you heard anything in the passing months? Maybe you could provide a tip, large or small, but you fear for your safety. Then, this program is for you. Call Crime Stoppers.
"If I'm able to," explained Officer Hartwig, "I'll answer the phone and I'll just take down their information. You don't have to leave a name or a phone number or anything. So, I don't even know who you are."
If he is not available, leave a message.
Help give Dwana Dixon's family some peace.
"We all had fun together," said Ingram. "We were reminiscing this evening about her. She liked to dance. When she was a little girl, she would dance for a quarter, you know, all day long if you asked her; just a fun spirited person."
Help get her killer off the streets.
"Somebody out there saw something, or heard something, or just, we feel like someone knows something," Ingram said.
If know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 698-3333. The line is open 24-7. A clear conscience and up to a thousand dollars cash are waiting for you if you provide the right tip.