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UPDATE: Arrest made in home invasion and shooting

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UPDATE:  Chattanooga police have charged an ex-boyfriend with attempted first degree murder after a home invasion last week in Chattanooga.

Lamont Warren Patterson, 24, is charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated burglary, among other charges.

Police say he went to the home where his ex-girlfriend was staying on North Chamberlin Ave. at 4:30 a.m. November 28. There, police say, he found another man in the home and accused the pair of having an affair.

According to the arrest affidavit, Patterson "pistol-whipped" Tequla Nicole Watkins and fired several shots at Henry Lee Bennett.

Bennett underwent surgery for multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. Watkins was treated for blunt force trauma to the head.

Two children, ages 6 and 3, were home at the time but Watkins sent them outside the home before the alleged altercation.

Patterson is due in court December 8.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Police have identified the two victims of Friday morning's shootings have been identified as 28-year-old Tequla Nicole Watkins and 24-year-old Henry Lee Bennett.

Bennett suffered suffered a single gunshot wound during the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.


Chattanooga Police are investigating a home invasion and shooting that happened around 4:45 Friday morning on North Chamberlain Avenue.

Officers tell Channel 3 that a black male forced entry into the residence and assaulted the first victim, a female.

The suspect then fired several shots at a second victim, a male, who sustained several non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital for their injuries.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525.  

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

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