UPDATE:  An argument over fake money led to the shooting on Portland Street Monday morning.

An eyewitness to the shooting gave a description of the shooter to Chattanooga Police.  A nearby surveillance camera also captured a picture of the suspect later identified as 20-year old Jeremy Sutton.

He was later found on Wilson Street.

During a search of Sutton's home, the gun and clothing described by the witness were found. Sutton was also wearing a GPS monitor which placed him at the home during the time of the shooting.

He was taken in for question at which time he admitted to shooting Douglas Holmes, 35, several times in an argument over fake money.

Sutton is due in court July 2.


PREVIOUS UPDATE: Chattanooga police have made an arrest in the Monday morning homicide in the Avondale neighborhood.

Police say 20-year-old Jeremy Sutton has been arrested for the shooting death of 35-year-old Douglas Holmes in the 2000 block of Portland Street.

Sutton is charged with criminal homicide.

He is being held at the Hamilton County Jail.


ORIGINAL STORY: Chattanooga police say a man was shot to death in the Avondale community just after midnight on Monday.

It happened in the 2000 block of Portland Street, about a block from Dodson Avenue, at 12:23 a.m.

Police say they arrived at the scene to find 35-year-old Douglas Holmes dead from several gunshot wounds.

Police have not released any suspect information.

The events leading up to the shooting are under investigation.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call the homicide tip line at 423-643-5100 or submit a tip to the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous. 

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