Officers: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting at people near Hixson Arby's

Ronald Blackwell faces three counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and possession of a firearm during commission or attempt to commit a crime. (Images: Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Office, WTVC)

A Chattanooga man has been charged with attempted murder after officers say he shot at several people last week near the Arby's in Hixson.

Around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, police responded to the restaurant off of Highway 153 near Northgate Mall.

Two victims, brothers, told police on the scene that they had been in a disorder with their mother earlier, and had come to drop off one of their girlfriends at the Arby's.

They told officers that Ronald Blackwell, their mom's boyfriend, then drove up and got in a verbal argument that turned physical.

According to the arrest report, Blackwell told them, "*****, I'm going to kill y'all," before going to his vehicle, pulling out a handgun, and intentionally firing three shots, one at each of the victims.

Police say Blackwell then got into his black Lincoln Navigator SUV, holding the gun out of the window as he drove away.

The report says Arby's surveillance video captured Blackwell driving away, but not the crime being committed.

Police say Blackwell turned himself in Monday, and was booked on a $206,000 bond.

Blackwell faces three counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and possession of a firearm during commission or attempt to commit a crime.

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