Police Say Incident Unrelated to Death Investigation on Connell Street
On Tuesday evening, East Ridge police were involved in a pursuit which led to the suspect shooting himself.
According to a department press release, at about 7:45 p.m. officers were notified of a pursuit of a subject wanted for aggravated assault on police. East Ridge Police units assisted Chattanooga Police Department with the pursuit and an East Ridge officer successfully deployed spike strips on the suspect’s vehicle in the 900 block of Spring Creek Road.
The vehicle was disabled and rolled to a stop on San Hsi drive. Officers approached the vehicle to find that the subject was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers on scene immediately began first aid on the subject and he was transported by EMS to a local hospital.
The subject’s identity is being withheld at this time. Officials said this incident is not connected with the investigation of a juvenile’s death On Connell Street earlier in the day.