UPDATE: Lupton City shooting suspect in police custody
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A suspect is in police custody, following a deadly shooting in Lupton City Sunday night.
Chattanooga police spokesperson Nathan Hartwig says the suspect, whose name has not been released, is being treated for a gunshot wound he received during an altercation Sunday night.
Chattanooga police responded around 11:15 p.m. Sunday to a home on Northrop Street.
When they arrived they found the victim, 20-year-old Wendell Washington, on his front porch with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators do not believe this was a random shooting and the Washington was targeted.
Hartwig says the suspect is under 24-hour watch by police and hospital security.
He says charges of criminal homicide and possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony have been filed for his arrest.
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