published Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Suspect in fatal Hixson shooting is in custody

A suspect in a fatal shooting Saturday in Hixson is in custody.

Christopher Levi Parker, 23, of Middle Valley, was arrested Sunday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault, according to Hamilton County Jail records.

Authorities were searching for Parker on Saturday night in connection with the slaying of Robert McClure, 24, after an incident that occurred at 1334 Hixson Ave. off Norcross Road.

A Chattanooga police spokesman could not be reached Sunday for comment on the case.

Records show Parker has a criminal background. He previously pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary charges and received a four-year sentence.

Parker has also appeared in Hamilton General Sessions Court on 11 driving-related charges since 2008, including a DUI in January 2012 to which he pleaded guilty.

He is currently being held without bond and is set to appear in court Feb. 11 at 8:30 a.m., according to jail records.

about Judy Walton...

Judy Walton has worked 25 years at the Chattanooga Times and the Times Free Press as an editor and reporter focusing on government coverage and investigations. At various times she has been an assistant metro editor, region reporter and editor, county government reporter, government-beat team leader, features editor and page designer. Originally from California, Walton was brought up in a military family and attended a dozen schools across the country. She earned a journalism degree ...

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