Two Suspects In Custody
UPDATE: According to East Ridge police, Mikia Hudgens, 22, of a Taylor Street address, was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Evading Arrest and Attempted Escape. She is currently in jail under a $250,000 bond. Travell Harris, 20, of a West Main Street address, was booked into the jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Evading Arrest, Attempted Escape, and Auto Burglary. Harris remains jailed on a $250,000 bond. Both are due to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on August 8.
One of the victims of Monday’s shooting was treated and released from the hospital. A second victim underwent surgery and is in the Intensive Care Unit.
East Ridge police are Investigating the Monday afternoon shooting of two individuals on Poindexter Avenue.
According to ERPD Chief Clint Uselton, a man and a woman were taken into custody a short time after the shooting, following a car chase and foot pursuit.
Chief Uselton said the two victims were taken to Erlanger hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.
Chief Uselton said that police were called to the 800 block of Poindexter Avenue just after 1:30 p.m. on a reported shooting. A witness gave a description of a possible suspect vehicle at that time.
Officers spotted the described vehicle a short time later on South Seminole. Officers pursued the vehicle but lost visual contact with the car. Chief Uselton said officers lost contact with the suspect vehicle because it had crashed off South Seminole and was obscured by trees.
Police soon realized the vehicle had crashed and the suspects were apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
“We don’t know why the shooting happened,” Chief Uselton said by phone mid-afternoon. “Our officers did a great job in this case.”
Chief Uselton said investigators are currently trying to ascertain the motive for the shooting and the relationship, if any, between the suspects and the victims.
East Ridge News Online will update this story as more information becomes available.