published Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Arrest made in shooting death of 25-year-old Chattanooga man

An investigator moves past evidence markers carefully placed next to a vehicle wherein a man was shot Monday night. A man was shot in the 2300 block of 14th Street late Monday night, and later died from his wounds in a hospital. Investigators worked into the early hours of the morning.
An investigator moves past evidence markers carefully placed next to a vehicle wherein a man was shot Monday night. A man was shot in the 2300 block of 14th Street late Monday night, and later died from his wounds in a hospital. Investigators worked into the early hours of the morning.
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A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Monday night’s shooting death of a Chattanooga man, police say.

Shermaine Menifee has been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of 25-year-old Leslie Townsend, said police spokesman Officer Nathan Hartwig.

Townsend was killed about 11 p.m. while in sitting in a car in the driveway of a home at 2302 E. 14th St.

In March 2011, 49-year-old Robert Moore was shot and killed while sitting on the front porch of the same home.

Kadeem Pratt, 22, was charged with first degree murder in connection to Moore's death. His next court date is set for Nov. 6.

Monday's homicide marks 21 deaths for the city to date this year.

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