A death investigation in Walker County has led to a teenager being charged with murder Friday.
Sheriff Steve Wilson confirmed to Channel 3, 16-year old, Matthew J. Durham been charged with murder.
The teen has been charged for the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Christopher Colby Estes.
Sheriff Wilson says the teens were with a group on the front porch of a home on Shelly Lane, when the suspect pulled a gun out of his backpack and shot Estes.
Estes died at the scene.
Officials say Durham ran from the home before officers arrived, but was arrested Friday evening around 6:00.
Sheriff Wilson says adults and juveniles at the home were drinking alcohol, which is believed to be a contributing factor.
The suspect is due in court on Monday.
A Salvation Army red kettle with about $200 dollars in donations inside was stolen in Chattanooga Tuesday.
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
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