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UPDATE: Suspects arrested after high-speed chase in West 38th shooting

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UPDATE: Early Monday morning Chattanooga police officers were parked at the Dodson Community Health Center. One of the officers noticed a black Chevy Impala driving north and turning onto Wilson Street.

The officer said he noticed that the car fit the description of the shooting the occurred on W 38th Street. Police said the officer followed the car to further investigate the vehicle. The vehicle began to speed up and drive through traffic signals, with complete disregard for the safety of others. 

The officer was able to catch up with to the vehicle on N Chamberlain Avenue and dispatched the vehicles license plate and found the tags to be expired and belonging to a 1998 Buick Lesabre not a Chevy Impala. 

Police said the officer turned on his lights to try to stop the vehicle. At the intersection of N Chamberlain and Crutchfield Street the vehicle left the road and continued in the grass achieving speeds around 60 mph before striking a light pole and hit a residence on Wheeler Avenue. The two suspects left the car fleeing by foot.

After a foot race the officer was able to arrest the suspects. The suspects were identified as Justin Common and Malik Rollins, both are Crip gang members. Both suspects suffered minor injuries from the crash. 

Police said a check of the suspect's vehicle VIN revealed it was stolen in car jacking where the victim was assaulted in Roane County on October 3rd. CPD notified its occupants and will be searched for evidence in the shooting. 


ORIGINAL STORY: Chattanooga police responded to the 200 block of W 38th street on report of a person shot Sunday afternoon around 12:30 P.M.

A local hospital reported a victim of non-life-threatening gunshot wounds had arrived by personal vehicle and was being treated for those injuries. 

Darrell Bridges, 24, told investigators he had been walking on W 38th St. when he was shot. 

Bridges suffered two non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Bridges described the suspect as being in a dark colored sedan and did not have any further description of the suspect. 

Call Chattanooga Police if you have any information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525.

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