Chattanooga Police Department officers were involved in a Labor Day shooting, which the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating.
“All Chattanooga police officers who were on scene at the time of the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, which is per CPD policy after being involved in an application of deadly force,” according to a CPD news release.
The incident happened at the 5200 block of Central Avenue Sept. 4 at 12:19 a.m., according to a release from CPD.
CPD officials said in a news release that the incident started when officers responded to a call about a suspicious person.
During the interaction with the suspect, law enforcement fired. The suspect was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
CPD secured the scene until authorities from the sheriff’s office arrived to take over the investigation.
Per usual, District Attorney Neal Pinkston asked the sheriff’s office to investigate the incident, because agencies generally don’t investigate themselves.
When the active investigation is complete, HCSO authorities will report their findings to Pinkston.
“The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to conducting a thorough and fair investigation and, upon the conclusion, will report its findings to District Attorney General Neal Pinkston,” according to an HCSO news release. “CPD Chief Roddy may choose to make further comments regarding what led up to the shooting, but at this time, the HCSO has no additional details to release.”
The sheriff’s department is also investigating another CPD shooting. Click here for more about that.