Chattanooga police have identified the victim of Wednesday night’s shooting and homicide as 22-year-old Charleston P. Beard.
Police spokesman Nathan Hartwig said the young man's body was found about 11:30 p.m. lying in an alley near the 2200 block of Vance Avenue in Ridgedale.
Responding officers said he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Hartwig said detectives are working on the case and anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.
Beard is Chattanooga’s sixth homicide victim by shooting, and eighth homicide victim overall, in 2013.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Pam Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden’s Ridge native, she began her journalism career with a 10-year stint at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. She came to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years. She has been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she also has covered the police, ...