East Ridge detectives have been assigned to investigate a Dec. 24 incident in which multiple gunshots were reported fired in the 1700 block of Prigmore.
According to a police report, officers were called to the area just after midnight on multiple gunshots having been heard. Upon arrival police located over a dozen spent handgun casings from both a .40 cal. and 9 mm handgun at 1706 Prigmore. Officers spoke with several witnesses and the only victim present, a woman. The victim said that she was returning from Krystal and was meeting a friend at her house, known only as D.A.. D.A. was driving a white Dodge Charger. When the victim pulled up to her home, a blue Dodge Charger was sitting almost in front of the house, she told police. When she stepped out, the people in the blue Charger opened fire shooting at the white Charger.
According to the report, the victim said she was dodging gunfire and crawled toward her house. The woman told police that she did not believe that D.A. was hit, as the shooter’s car left going South on Prigmore, as D.A. left in the opposite direction.
The victim told police that she got in her car and headed South on Prigmore in an effort to spot the shooter’s car. The report states that she was unsuccessful in her efforts and returned to the house as police arrived.
According to the report, another witness told police that he was outside smoking when he saw a dark sedan at the corner of Prigmore and Lazard just moments before the shooting started. Once the man heard gunshots, he ran inside the house and emerged a few moments after the firing stopped. The man told police that he heard a variety of gunshot reports, some from a smaller caliber gun and others from something of a larger caliber. He said he saw a red sedan going past his home toward Georgia and that he saw a white Charger or Challenger leaving from the 1706 address headed toward Ringgold Road. The report states that the same witness said he saw muzzle flashes coming from the dark car.
According to the report, further questioning of the victim did not provide additional information. The woman said that D.A. had never been to the house before Dec. 24. However, neighbors said they had seen the white Dodge Charger at the house on several occasions. The woman was unable to provide a phone number of contact information for D.A., other than that the man is from Knoxville. In addition, the victim did not allow police to enter her house while she provided a written statement.
The report states that the Criminal Investigation Division was notified and officers arrived to collect evidence.
_ 702 Dunlap Ave.: Police were called to the address on Wednesday on a theft from vehicle. According to a police report, officers spoke with the victim who said she stayed overnight at the address with her sister. Her sister noticed one of the doors of her 2009 Chevy Cobalt was open. When the victim checked her car she noticed her wallet and its contents were gone. The victim said the vehicle was left unlocked overnight. The report states there appeared to be no forced entry and no evidence to gather at the scene.
_ 1573 Burns Ave.: Police were dispatched to the address on Wednesday on a theft from vehicle. According to a police report, an officer spoke with a man who said that his 2013 Toyota Camry was left unlocked and someone got inside and stole a Samsung tablet. The victim could not provide police with a serial number for the item. The victim told police that he had video surveillance on his property and that he would attempt to pinpoint the time and see if the video may be helpful in documenting the incident. According to the report, the victim was able to track the location of the tablet to the Newcastle Apartments. The tracking device only gave a generic address of Roper Street. Police told the victim to call when he gets video of the incident.