Update: Police: Man dies after homeowner shot him, other suspect during robbery
Chattanooga Police now say this incident was a deadly one. They say a homeowner shot at three robbery suspects. One of them died, and the two other suspects are now in custody.
Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found 24-year-old Perry Thomas (above, left) on the floor suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital, and later died from his injuries.
An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says the homeowner was doing his laundry when 30-year-old Travis Garth (above, center) came inside (Police confirmed that Garth is related to the homeowner). The affidavit says they spoke for about 15 minutes in the living room, when Garth opened the front door to let Thomas and 22-year-old Darious Woods inside. The affidavit says one suspect was armed with a knife and one suspect was carrying a bag. The affidavit says Travis Garth retrieved a gun from the bag and demanded the victim give him money.
The affidavit says the homeowner retrieved a pistol from under a couch and fired several times at the suspects, hitting two of them. Thomas fell to the floor, and later died at the hospital.
Police say Woods later showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound. He's now in custody.
Travis Garth is now in custody, and charged with aggravated robbery.
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UPDATE (6 p.m.):
Chattanooga Police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal is providing an update on a shooting on 14th Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
According to Myzal, one person was shot, and another person showed up to the hospital with injuries, but at this time it isn't clear whether they are gunshot wounds.
She also says it's not clear whether the second person is related to the 14th Avenue incident.
According to Myzal, it's not clear whether the incident was a home invasion, but that it was reported as one.
This is a developing story. We will update it as we learn more.
PREVIOUSLY (5:24 p.m.):
Chattanooga Police say two people have been shot in a possible home invasion Tuesday afternoon.
According to CPD spokesman Trevor Tomas, it happened on 14th Avenue.
Tomas says two people were injured in what was reported as a home invasion.
As of 5:22 p.m., this is an active scene and police are working to confirm details.
We do not yet know the condition of those injured, or whether any arrests have been made.
According to police, this is the fourth shooting in Chattanooga in the last 24 hours.
Officers are investigating shootings on Garfield Street, Dodds Avenue, and an incident in which a person showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. You can learn more about these incidents here.
If you know anything about these four cases, please call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD App. You can remain anonymous.
Depend on us to update our story as we learn more.