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."
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.
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
"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.
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."
get her killer off the streets.
"Somebody out there saw something, or
heard something, or just, we feel like someone knows something," Ingram
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.
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