UPDATE: Judge raises bond for East Ridge man facing attempted murder charges
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: A judge raised the bond Tuesday for a man facing two counts of attempted first degree murder.
It was already almost one and a half million dollars.
Twenty-one year old Jermichael Shakur Brooks is charged with shooting two people on August 23.
On Tuesday, the judge bound his cases over to the grand jury in his preliminary hearing
Jermichael Brooks has been in jail since early September..
Police say he was the trigger man in a drive-by shooting on August 23, firing several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun and hitting two people in the Brainerd area.
Police say he was trying to kill the two, but both survived, including Ladarius Nollie, who testified Tuesday morning.
Brooks locked his eyes on the shooting victim as he approached the bench.
Nollie who was once in critical condition explained to the judge why he's wearing a cast because of the shooting and surgery.
Nollie identified Brooks in a police lineup.
An investigator also testified Tuesday, adding that Brooks is a validated Crips gang member.
It was enough information for the judge to raise his bond.
"I think all of us know there are gang members in our community wreaking havoc, sometimes on innocent people," said Judge Lila Statom, Hamilton County
Brooks was already out on bond from previous charges when he was arrested for attempted murder.
He's due in criminal court Wednesday those are unrelated drug charges.
Brooks is being held at the Hamilton County Jail.
His new bond is almost two-million dollars.
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Twenty-one year old Jermichael Shakur Brooks is charged with shooting two people August 23rd.
When officers answered the call that day they found two victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They were both transported to the hospital. One victim was listed in critical condition and the other victim in stable condition.
Officers spoke with one of the victims after his release from the hospital and told officers that he and his friend were walking down Rogers Road when a black BMW came up behind them. He told officers the person in the front seat started shooting at them. The shooter was described as a black male with a "fade" style haircut. He told police he recognized the shooter.
The suspect was a Rolling 60's Crips gang member who went by the name "Bluelight".
Further investigation revealed "Bluelight" was Jermichael Shakure Brooks.
Chattanooga Police say the evidence shows Brooks was trying to kill the two men.
Brooks is being held at the Hamilton County Jail on a more than 1.4 million dollar bond.