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Jury finds man not guilty in 2016 stabbing death at Hixson bar

William Matthew Harvey, charged in a deadly stabbing at a Hixson bar two years ago, was found not guilty Wednesday evening, the Hamilton County DA's office confirmed with NewsChannel 9. (Images: WTVC, Chattanooga PD)

A man charged in a deadly stabbing at a Hixson bar two years ago was found not guilty, the Hamilton County DA's office confirmed with NewsChannel 9 Wednesday night.

In April 2016, police responded to the scene of a brawl at Rumors Bar on Hixson Pike.

36-year-old Shawn Russell was stabbed during the fight, and died from his injuries. An Army spokeswoman told us that Russell served with the U.S. Army Reserve, the Army and the Tennessee Army National Guard, last serving in 2008.

Chattanooga police told us in 2016 that the fight was caught on camera, but they did not release the footage at that time. They say two men were involved in Russell's death, and confirm Russell also used a pool cue as a weapon during the fight.

Police searched for William Harvey and Johnathan Paul Harvey after the incident. Both were taken in for questioning.

William Harvey was arrested and charged in the incident.

On Wednesday, a jury found him not guilty. The Hamilton County District Attorney's office tells us Johnathan Harvey was never charged.

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