A man wanted on child molestation charges is dead, following a standoff with authorities.
The situation started Wednesday afternoon when a Catoosa County Animal Control Officer attempted to pick up an abandoned dog on Casaloma Trail off of Three Notch Road.
The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Alonzo Shackleford Hood Sr. opened fire at the officer.
When deputies arrived on the scene Hood allegedly fired at them. No one was injured. A standoff followed.
After several hours of negotiations, tear gas was thrown into the home when Hood was hiding.
The situation ended shortly after 9:30 pm when authorities tell Channel 3 Hood took his own life.
Hood was wanted for Aggravated Sexual Battery and 3 counts of Child Molestation.
Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.
Law enforcement were out on the roadways making sure it was a safe Labor Day holiday for everyone.
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
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