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11-18-17 Shooting/Homicide - 800 block Wheeler Ave.

  • Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police Officers located the single vehicle crash with two people suffering for apparent gunshot wounds
  • The driver was pronounced deceased on scene
  • The passenger was transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
  • At approximately the same time, another victim suffering for an apparent gunshot wound arrived at a local hospital via personal transport. That party's injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
  • Through investigation and witness cooperation, CPD Officers determined the victims were traveling north in the 800 block of Wheeler Avenue when an unknown suspect shot at the victims' car
  • The surviving victims did not provide any detailed suspect information
  • The two adult victims are known gang members
  • Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating this incident
  • CPD is asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Tip Line at 423-643-5100. Callers can remain anonymous and all tips go directly to investigators. ​


Ladarius Cross (male, 28) - deceased

Terrance Careathers (male, 26)

Name withheld due to juvenile status

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.


NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

Homicide Tip Line: 
(423) 643-5100



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