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Arrest made in Alton Park Boulevard shooting

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UPDATE:

CPD says they located and suspect Friday night at 3500 Clio Avenue.

The 16-year-old barricaded himself inside but eventually surrendered to police without incident.

He is charged with attempted murder. aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Chattanooga Police Chief of Investigations Edwin McPherson released a statement saying "We believe this teenager is responsible for the cold and calculated attempted murder of David Green Friday afternoon. Major Crimes Investigators were able to develop credible leads throughout the day. This information led CPD's Fugitive and Street Crimes Units to the suspect's location late Friday night. We are relieved a suspect was taken into custody without incident and is charged in this shooting. As always, the safety and well-being of our community members is CPD's first priority."


ORIGINAL STORY:

Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting, after they say a man was shot in the 3800 block of Alton Park Boulevard in Chattanooga just after noon on Friday.

Police say the man later identified as 31-year-old David Green is now in serious condition after being shot inside a silver car. They found him slumped over in the car.

Police say an off-duty police officer was near the scene at the time of the shooting and heard the shots.

Police say the man's vehicle was involved in a crash either during, before or after the shooting. They're working to determine the sequence of events right now.

Police say the victim is talking to them, but they are also looking for other accounts.

Late in the day, investigators told our crew on the scene they have a possible suspect. They would not identify the person, but say officers are now looking for them.

The shooting happened next to the Alton Park Church of Christ, which houses a day care center.

Police allowed parents to cross through crime scene tape to pick up their children. Carla Cole went to pick up her granddaughter Amaya from daycare and was shocked by the aftermath.

"I didn't realize anything until I got over and I saw the car," said Carla Cole. "And I said that's pretty serious to see a car slammed into a pole, a light pole that's practically bent over and touching the ground."

Officers say no one other than the victim was hurt, and the kids napped during the shooting.

But Cole says she still worries.

"That's serious because I value life and some people don't," said Cole. "And I just hate whatever happened to whoever was victimized. I just hope they pull through," Cole told us.

This is a developing story. Depend on us to bring you new details as we get them.

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