published Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Man shot in downtown Chattanooga in possible robbery attempt

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A man was shot Tuesday night in downtown Chattanooga in a possible robbery attempt, police said.

Alexander Morales, 26, was shot just before 8 p.m. at 1500 Broad St., Chattanooga Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said.

Morales told police he had taken trash to the dumpster and was walking back to Carniceria Loa when two black males approached him, Weary said.

One of the men struck him in the face with a gun, knocking him to the ground. The same suspect then shot Morales in the hand when he was trying to get up. Morales went into the business and called police, but the suspects fled in an unknown direction, Weary said.

Nothing was stolen from Morales, but police believe the incident may have been a robbery attempt, Weary said.

Morales described the shooter as a black male wearing blue jeans, a dark sweatshirt and a mask over his face. He did not give a description of the second suspect, Weary said.

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larwilb60 said...

Is this one of those stores that caters to ILLEGALS? With NO English signage out front? How many white or black employees does this place have? This is America....how can Hispanics be allowed to discriminate against US by not providing us with JOBS in their establishment? by not using ENGLISH signage to discourage us from shopping there? I bet they dont ask for ID when cashing a check or conducting business in these stores....what about a POLICE sting?

November 30, 2011 at 10:45 a.m.
larwilb60 said...

How many MEXICAN restaurants have any of you gone into that had just 1 Black or Caucasian employed there? Is that NOT discrimination? And DO NOT hand your Mexican/Guatamalen/etc flags out front! THIS IS AMERICA and we fly the American flag!!!!!!!!!!

November 30, 2011 at 10:48 a.m.
larwilb60 said...

"hang" versus "hand your Mexican/..."

November 30, 2011 at 10:49 a.m.
tkat said...

Larwilb60, way to be a radical bigot! Are you aware that the US does not have an official national language? Are you aware that you are perfectly capable of learning Spanish? Maybe if you wouldn't be such a closed minded xenophobe you wouldn't feel so discriminated against by people who are part of a culture that is different from your own. Have you personally TRIED to work at a Mexican restaurant and been turned away, or have you just decided to hate all Hispanics because you're unwilling to accept that America is a place where other people can live and thrive and still be proud of their heritage?

November 30, 2011 at 11:24 a.m.
jharvey1984 said...

Amigo in red bank has lots of non hispanic employees

November 30, 2011 at 11:40 a.m.
thedeltajew said...

hispanics are minoritys so they do not have to hire other minoritys,but they do have to hire whites.just about every black owned store in chattanooga has no white employees,how come all the bus drivers are black?were are the hispanics and asians?

November 30, 2011 at 2:12 p.m.
larwilb60 said...

TKAT you can kiss my radical bigot ass! Are you aware that this is AMERICA and we speak ENGLISH! Are you aware that to become a LEGAL CITIZEN you have learn the language (ENGLISH-official or not) and learn the history of this country? I have no problems with LEGAL HISPANICS or any other LEGAL IMMIGRANT! and deltajew YOU should take another look at bus drivers in Chattanooga..I see numerous WHITE bus drivers....and what does that have to do with jack? CARTA is run by the city so I am sure they have QUOTAS! ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL period! Do you people think burglars that sneak into your house and take your stuff should be amnestied? IT is NO different! They sneak into this country KNOWINGLY in violation of FEDERAL law and take take take...what about the folks that are going through the LEGAL process to earn citizenship?

November 30, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.
skyboxer said...

Praise be to Allah, the Koran and the one true prophet Mohammad for watching over the life of this young man who was shot down like a dog in the street by these black heathens. If they don't like the restaurant then they don't have to go there.

November 30, 2011 at 2:59 p.m.
Winner said...

When I go to a mexican restaurant I don't want to see whites or blacks working there. I want to see mexicans. That's how I know its authentic. Also, stop hiding the fact you're a moron by alternating between all CAPS and lower-case letters.

Thanks.

November 30, 2011 at 3:42 p.m.
Haiku said...

larwil60, this is about a crime. What does allegedly robbing someone and shooting them have to do with their ethnicity or legal status? Two separate issues. I agree with tkat, take your obvious bigotry and hate and shove it where the sun doesn't shine!

btw/how many mom and pop stores hire anyone other than relatives, friends and kin? Why don't you open up your own store and hire some mom and pop blacks and whites? There are a number of black owned and white owned operated stores around that doesn't hire anyone outside their immediate family members either. Get a LIFE!!

November 30, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.
Haiku said...

Another thing, larwil60, if you are black, you should rally around the victim in support and let them know *crime committed by blacks, whites or anyone against another individual will not be tolerated PERIOD! Regardless of their ethnicity, and especially since this was a crime allegedly committed by a fellow black. In part, wasn't that what the Civil Rights Marchings in the 1960s were all about? TOLERANCE?!! Otherwise, you're the biggest, if not dumbest, hypocrit!

November 30, 2011 at 3:47 p.m.
Haiku said...

@thedeltajew said... how come all the bus drivers are black?

And that goes for you too, along with larwil60. All the bus drivers are NOT black! And I'm sure if some Asians and Hispancis applied for the job of bus driving CARTA would hire them too. Did it every occur to you that not everyone has the patience, or even courage, to drive a city bus? Maybe those Asians and others just haven't applied for a position?

November 30, 2011 at 3:53 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

This man did not deserve to be shot, no matter his ethnicity or immigration status. Period.

November 30, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.
Haiku said...

@larwilb60 said... TKAT you can kiss my radical bigot ass! Are you aware that this is AMERICA and we speak ENGLISH! Are you aware that to become a LEGAL CITIZEN you have learn the language (ENGLISH-official or not) and learn the history of this country?

Try to catch up and remain focus. Most of those citizens speak the American language (not English from England) very well. Better than most Americans. In fact, most have learned several language from the earliest stages of their lives. It's Americans who are behind when it comes to being fluent in more than one language. Remember also, the American language is made up of a variety of languages taken from other cultures, including Spanish, French, German, African, Arabian etc. Actually, America has no official language!

November 30, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.
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