The following is a press release from East Ridge Police Chief Stan Allen:
On July 27 at about 8:00 am, East Ridge Police received a call of shots fired and a female being assaulted in the 400 block of Alice Drive. As officers arrived, a black SUV was leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. East Ridge officers initiated a vehicle pursuit. The suspect vehicle fled for several miles, eventually stopping off N. Concord Road in E. Brainerd. All occupants fled on foot from the vehicle and two parties were apprehended with the assistance of Chattanooga PD. Those suspects were questioned and identified the driver and shooter as Derek Reed, W/M, DOB 3-29-89. Reed is 6’4” tall weighing 260 lbs. and has “BOLT” tattooed on his forehead. The female assault victim was in the fleeing vehicle and is cooperating with the investigation. During the investigation, officers also encountered Travis Burroughs, W/M, DOB 9-12-92, who also fled from police. Burroughs is 5’9” tall weighing 165 lbs. Officers were unable to pursue the second vehicle.
East Ridge Police have warrants on both Reed and Burroughs and request anyone with information as to their whereabouts to contact the department at 423-867-7516.
Officials said Tuesday that Burroughs will be facing felony evading charges. Reed will be charged with felony evading, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident, and evading arrest.