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UPDATE: Olive Street shooting suspect surrenders to police

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UPDATE: The suspect wanted in the shooting death of Timothy Harris turned himself into authorities Tuesday.

Cordarius Robinson, 27, is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault in the November 1 shooting death of his girlfriend’s father.

Harris was found shot multiple times around 1:30 that morning on Olive Street and pronounced dead minutes later at the hospital.

Police say Robinson shot and killed Harris, the father of his girlfriend Kiana Varnell, after a verbal confrontation.

Homicide investigators pieced together the case through witness accounts and an interview with Varnell.

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She told police Harris had assaulted her mom at the Olive Street home and that Robinson had come over to check on the family.

Varnell confirms witness accounts that there was an outdoor altercation between her, Robinson and Harris.

Witnesses claim they heard Varnell say, “He did not hurt me daddy,” followed by a threat from Robinson that he would “just shoot him.” Varnell told investigators she heard her father say something about a gun and that she began running away.

Witnesses say Harris was walking away when he was shot multiple times.

According to investigators, Varnell then drove Robinson away from the scene in a black Jeep Wrangler which broke down a mile away at her sister’s home.

Varnell has not been charged in relation to the shooting.

Robinson has two prior charges in Hamilton County in 2007 for disorderly conduct and violation of financial responsibility law but both were dismissed.


PREVIOUS STORY: The suspect wanted in the shooting death of 47-year-old Timothy Harris is now in custody.

Chattanooga police say 27-year-old Cordarius Robinson turned himself in Tuesday.

The shooting happened on Olive street on November 1, around 1:30 am.  

Neighbors say the incident happened after an argument between Harris' daughter and her boyfriend.

Witnesses say a black jeep drove by and someone inside began shooting at Harris as he stood in the street with his daughter.

Robinson is being housed in the Hamilton County Jail. 

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