Chattanooga PD: Woman turns herself in after shooting that left officer, another injured

Images: Hamilton Co. Jail / WTVC

UPDATE (July 16):

Charges against a woman involved in a shooting that hurt a Chattanooga police officer are heading to the grand jury.

Brandi Burton appeared in front of a judge in Hamilton County court Tuesday morning.

Six charges, including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, were bound over to the grand jury after the defense waived the right to a preliminary hearing.

Police say Burton was fighting with a man in a Waffle House parking lot in June.

CPD says an officer tried to disarm her when the gun went off.

Police say a bullet struck the officer and another man.

The charges against Burton are two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, driving on a revoked license and accessory to an assault.

Burton remains out on bond.

This is a developing story-- depend on us to keep you updated as new information becomes available.


Chattanooga Police confirm Brandi Burton has turned herself in to law enforcement.

She has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment in the shooting that left an officer and another person injured. Police say their injuries are not life-threatening.

A release from Chattanooga Police says an officer tried to disarm Burton when he saw her fighting with a man in the Waffle House parking lot early Sunday morning. Police say the gun went off, and hit the officer and another man.

She will now be booked at the Hamilton County Jail.

Chattanooga Police thanked several agencies for their help in the search for Burton, including U.S. Marshals, ATF, Hamilton County Fugitive Unit and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

This is a developing story - depend on us to update you as we learn more.

UPDATE (Monday afternoon):

Chattanooga Police have released information on the suspect, 26-year-old Brandi Burton.

A release from Chattanooga Police says an officer tried to disarm Burton when he saw her fighting with a man in the Waffle House parking lot.

Police say the gun went off, and hit the officer and another man.

Burton is still on the run, and Chattanooga Police are asking for the public's help in locating her. If you know where she is, call 423-698-2525. You can remain anonymous.

Chattanooga Police say Burton has warrants on charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

In March, Burton was charged with aggravated assault on police. An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says police were arresting an underage girl for shoplifting at Hamilton Place Mall. The affidavit says she jumped into Burton's car and locked the door. It says when an officer tried to come closer to question her, Burton "lurched her vehicle straight at" the officer, "to which he had to act quickly and move out of the way for his safety." The affidavit says this happened while Burton's children were in the car.

Depend on us to keep you posted on this developing story.

UPDATE (Sunday 8:14 p.m.):

Chattanooga Police Department tell us the officer shot earlier Sunday morning has been released from the hospital.

Officials say he was shot while on duty at the Waffle House on East 23rd Street around 4 am Sunday.

No arrests have been made.

Police have not yet released the name of the other person shot, but told NewsChannel 9 the victim has been discharged from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials still have not released any information about what led up to the shooting.

Depend on us to keep you updated.

UPDATE (Sunday 7:24 a.m.):

Chattanooga Police told our crew on the scene that the officer shot is in stable condition. We have live updates on Good Morning Chattanooga Weekend.

UPDATE (Sunday 5:39 a.m.):

According to Chattanooga Police this happened at the Waffle House on E 23rd Street.

We will continue to update as soon more information becomes available.

Previous Story:

Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer.

According to a spokesperson with Chattanooga Police " At this time I can confirm we have had one of our officers shot. He has been transported to a local hospital. Police and investigators are actively working the scene."

According to scanner traffic police are looking for the suspect that was last seen in the area 4th Avenue and 23rd Street.

This is a developing story. Depend on us to update it as we learn more.

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