UPDATE: Suspect arrested for fatal shooting of Jeremy Clark
By WRCB Staff
Jeremy Clark, shooting victim.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: Chattanooga Police have arrested 29-year-old Adrian Nixon in connection with the homicide of Jeremy Clark. Nixon is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.
Clark is the brother of Dennis Clark, a candidate in the Tennessee's District 28 race for the State House.
Stay with Channel 3 for more updates.
PREVIOUS UPDATE: Chattanooga police are investigating the city's 21st homicide of the year after a shooting on Glass Street this morning.
It happened in the 2000 block around 1:15 a.m.
Officials say the victim, 28-year-old Jeremy Clark, was suffering from a single gunshot wound.
After further investigation, Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim's brother, Dennis Clark, is a candidate in the Tennessee's District 28 race for the State House. He released the following statement on behalf of his family:
"Jeremy, a beloved son, my younger brother and dear friend to many, was taken from us too soon. The pain from our sudden and tragic loss is indescribable.
He was a compassionate and fun loving young man in the prime of his life. He was very special to us and will be sorely missed.
As we struggle to understand why his life was taken so suddenly, my family and I have chosen, in his honor, as he would have liked it, to continue my campaign for change in our community and to fight to end the violence occurring in our neighborhoods. There is no better time than now, for us to stand together in solidarity to begin the healing process in making our communities whole and safe again.
No parent, brother, sister or friend should have to face this kind of sadness, this kind of loss. And yet we have joined the ranks of those families who still mourn their loved ones who have fallen to other senseless acts of violence. He would want us to keep living life to the fullest. That is what we will try to do in the coming days as we mourn and celebrate the life of my dear brother.
Our family has been inundated with support and sympathy from friends, neighbors and local community members and leaders. Thank you all for your love and prayers. At this time, we would appreciate your respect of our privacy during this terrible time of loss. Thank you, and may God bless you all."
Police say investigators are gathering information on a potential suspect.
If you know anything about this shooting, please call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.
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PREVIOUS STORY: Officers are investigating an overnight shooting.
Details are limited at this time. Dispatch confirms detectives were called to Glass Street after reports of a shooting.
It happened around one this morning. No word on injuries at this time.
We will pass along any new details as they become available