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Police ID fatal stabbing victim, suspect detained

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UPDATE: Friends built a makeshift memorial to remember Angel Evans who died Friday morning after being stabbed.

The man accused of stabbing her, Gerald Nelson, called police to a home on Hooker Road around 2 AM. That’s where officers found Evans dead inside the home and Nelson sitting on the porch, he too had stab wounds. 

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“I love this little girl you know. I can't believe this happened,” said Ena Agurela, Angel’s friend. 

Police have not said how the pair knew one another or what led to Evans’ death. Nelson is being questioned by police, but has not yet been formally charged. Neighbors say this case and other acts of violence are taking a toll on their community. 

“It’s just so sad and depressing. It’s so depressing it takes me to the hospital sometimes,” said Ellene Collier.

Neighbors say they are trying to make sense of it all and have faith justice will be served. 

"God is going to handle this, and that's pretty much all I can say,” said Collier. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

UPDATE: Police are interviewing a suspect involved in the fatal stabbing of 33-year-old Angel Evans. 

Police found Evans deceased. They also found a second victim, 24-year-old Gerald Nelson, who was taken by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story. Police Chief Fred Fletcher will be briefing the media at 2 p.m.


CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Chattanooga police are investigating a fatal stabbing.

It happened around 1:30 Friday morning on Hooker Road. When police arrived on the scene, they found a 24-year-old black male at the entrance to a home with multiple stab wounds.

Police then did a protective sweep of the home where they found an unidentifed black female dead inside the kitchen with multiple stab wounds.

The surviving victim was taken to the hospital where he met with homicide detectives.

Police are looking for witnesses. If you know anything, call Chattanooga police at 423-698-2525.

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