UPDATE: Suspect shot by officers on Gillespie Road released from hospital, booked at jail
UPDATE: The suspect who was shot during a SWAT standoff last week on Gillespie Road has been released from the hospital.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Matt Lea says 23-year-old Camaron Billips has been transferred to the Hamilton County Jail.
Police said Billips was shot when the Chattanooga Police Department's SWAT Team was serving a warrant at the home on Gillespie Road and found Billips with a gun.
Police said the situation escalated and officers were forced to shoot Billips.
Billips is charged with Aggravated Assault on Police (x4), Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Heroin for Resale, Possession of Crack Cocaine for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance, and Criminal Conspiracy to Sell Heroin.
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PREVIOUS UPDATE: Three people face multiple charges in connection to an officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday on Gillespie Road.
Camaron Billips 23, is in the hospital with injuries he received during the shooting. Once released he will be taken to the Hamilton County jail for charges of Aggravated Assault on Police (x4), Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Heroin for Resale, Possession of Crack Cocaine for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance, and Criminal Conspiracy to Sell Heroin.
The other two people charged are Demetrius Bibbs, 27, and Carmen Noble, 26. They were inside the home when officers came to execute a search warrant. They face charges of Possession of Heroin for Resale, Possession of Crack Cocaine for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance, and Criminal Conspiracy to Sell Heroin.
Bibbs and Noble are due in court on July 31. They are both being held on a $10,000 bond.
PREVIOUS: The suspect from Thursday's officer-involved shooting is 23-year-old Cameron Billips, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. He's recovering in a local hospital after the Chattanooga Police Department SWAT Team was serving a warrant at a house on Gillespie Road early Thursday morning when officers encountered Billips with a firearm inside the home.
Chief David Roddy said that it was when officers entered the home that things escalated.
"Upon execution of the warrant this morning and making entry into that location, unfortunately, an individual presented a threat with a firearm to the SWAT officers that made entry, and unfortunately they had to engage the individual with deadly force," said Roddy.
SWAT Team personnel were immediately able to render aid to the suspect, and the suspect was transported to a local hospital. According to a spokesperson for the department, he is in stable condition.
The area that the search warrant was executed in isn't just residential. Just down the street is the Chambliss Center for Children that operates as a 24/7 daycare, so they have children and employees on the grounds at all times.
There were children at the Chambliss Center when that search warrant was being executed.
"We were here this morning when all of this happened," said Alissa Miller, the communications coordinator for the center.
The CPD was performing the search warrant because of recent activity in the area.
"There's been some calls about firearms related in the area, specifically generated in and around the location behind me, and members of our gun unit worked to obtain a search warrant for that location," said Roddy. "I believe it was a narcotics nexus to it, but we're still trying to find out how that tied into some of the firearms activity."
Miller said an action plan was going into place at the Chambliss Center when law enforcement was securing the scene.
"Upon the initial secure of the scene inside the home a firearm that the individual had was located and has been secured by our crime scene investigators," said Roddy.
Employees at the Chambliss Center brought all the children inside while communicating with law enforcement.
"That we were actually able to talk to officers that were on the scene to make sure that everything was under control before we made our next move."
Roddy said situations like are scary.
"They are the ones that stand up and go out and protect us every day so that fear of as a member of my agency, one of my friends going to be harmed obviously that's something that every police chief in this country, every sheriff in this country worries about everyday," said Roddy.
ORIGINAL STORY: A Chattanooga police SWAT team that was serving a warrant Thursday morning at a Gillespie Road home shot the suspect about 6:00am.
The suspect "presented a threat with a firearm to the SWAT officers when they made entry and unfortunately they had to engage the individual with deadly force," according to CPD Chief David Roddy.
Investigators found a firearm believed to be the suspect's.
Roddy also said, "Thankfully that individual was immediately treated by our SWAT medical personnel, transported by ambulance to a local hospital and is being treated at this time."
Currently, there's no update on the condition of the suspect right now.
No officers were injured in the morning incident. Roddy explained that parts of exactly what happened is being determined through interviews with witnesses in the area.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s office will lead the investigation.
Per Chattanooga Police Department policy, involved officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
No officers injured this morning.
This is a developing story and will be updated.