Crime Stoppers: Chattanooga police seeking Marquise Jackson's murderer
This week, it is not a convenience store robbery or a shoplifting case. Up to $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward is available if you can help solve the case.
This week, it is not a convenience store robbery or a shop lifting case. We are looking for a killer. It was the beginning of a deadly few days in Chattanooga. Marquise Jackson was killed in the doorway of a Water Street home. It was a hit, but if you can help solve the case, you could get paid in Crime Stoppers reward cash.
"We know there are multiple people involved in this incident," explained Chattanooga Police Officer Victor Miller. The actions of these criminals left Marquise Jackson dead, his family grieving, and his neighborhood shaken once again.
It happened, early August 7th. "Marquise was lying on the couch watching television when he heard a knock at the door," Off. Miller said. "It was 1:20 in the morning, so it was a little unusual. He went to the door, opened it, that's when he encountered the suspect. The suspect begin shooting."
Jackson's girlfriend and children were also in the home and had to take cover. And, as sheetrock can hardly stop a bullet, so many more lives were put in danger in the adjoining residences on Water Street. "We believe that they knew where they were going and what they were doing," Miller added.
There was a single shooter, but witnesses tells us we are looking for more than one person. "They saw two suspects," said Miller. "One was a black male that was medium build about 6'2" in height and he ran to the SUVs and it looked like a female was also involved. A black female ran with the suspect to the SUVs that were waiting nearby." That male suspect is said to have long dreadlocks.
The info we are seeking does not necessarily have to be the identification of the shooter or the woman or anyone in the vehicles. "Any little bit of information, you may think it's small to you, but it may be a big important piece to the puzzle that we call the case," said Miller. "And we're putting the puzzle together and that little piece of the puzzle that you have may be the one thing that we're waiting for."
If you can help, we have reward cash. And for Marquise Jackson's killer, we have a message. "Motivation doesn't matter," Miller said. "You killed one of our community members and so, that's very important to us. And we're looking for you and we're going to get you."
If you know something, but you are scared of the consequences should anyone find out you helped us, Crime Stoppers helps put your fears to rest. With a call to our hotline, you will be issued a case number for your identification. No one will ever ask your name and no one, not the police, not your friends or your enemies will know you called. Up to $1,000 is on the table. We would love to hear from you.
Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
If you get voicemail, leave a way for Officer Miller to get back in touch. He may have questions, but he will never ask who you are.