Month: June 2018

Crime Stoppers: Police seek suspect leads in murder Tirrell Shropshire

Someone who may still be on the loose killed Tirrell Shropshire last April. We have up to $1,000 if you can tell us anything and we will never ask for your name.

In April of last year, 34-year old Tirrell Shropshire was shot and killed in the darkness of early morning on Rawlings Street in Orchard Knob.

“The information that we have now leads us to believe that he was targeted,” said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller, “that it was not a random or opportunity crime. This was definitely a target for Tirrell.”

Shropshire had been at a get together earlier in the evening.

“He decided to go home for a brief moment with one of his friends,” Sgt. Miller explained. “He went inside his residence and then when he exited to go to another location. That’s when the suspect came from another home and shot Tirrell there at his residence.”

The gunman took off, leaving Shropshire to die in the driveway.

Let’s join forces to make our neighborhoods safe and solve crimes together. If you call in a tip, we will never ask your identity. You will be issued a case number and that will be how you are referenced all the way through your involvement with the case, even if you earn the reward.

Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333

That line is manned 24/7/365. Help get a killer out of our community and put some honest cash in your pocket.

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Crime Stoppers: Couple cases parking lot before stealing from vehicle

Who goes on a date in a YMCA parking lot? The duo we seek held hands as they strolled around, looking for victims. Help identify them and get yourself in line for Crime Stoppers cash.

In Crime Stoppers, another theft from someone while they were working out. It should not be the case, but it is: you just cannot leave valuables visible in your car when you park it. Our bad guys, this week, appear to be a couple, but their supposed romance may simply be a ruse to help them steal your stuff.

“If the opportunity is there, if you leave valuables in plain sight,” said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller, “there’s going to be criminals that are looking for that and they’re gonna take the opportunity the first time they see it.”

This is not our first case with this type of crime, but this time we have a pretty good look at our perps. To the Shallowford Road YMCA we go. Our pictures and video come from surveillance cameras on the evening of June 5th.

“The suspects come in a vehicle that should stand out to you,” Sgt. Miller said. “It’s an older model SUV. It’s black in color with a brown trim at the bottom.” Looks to be an older Ford Explorer or larger.

The couple parked beside what would soon be the victim’s SUV then, tried to act nonchalant. These lovebirds apparently thought a romantic stroll would camouflage their crooked intentions.

If you have any info about this weeks case or couple, call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333

That line is manned 24/7 and we will never ask your name.

All tips are 100% anonymous.

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Crime Stoppers: The search for Kendre Allen’s killer

Police are looking for a killer in a shooting that happened last year. Crime Stoppers has a way you can help solve the case anonymously and earn a reward in the process. Our promises of reward cash and anonymity are especially important in this case, because people know about what happened and maybe even who did it, but they could be worried about what may happen to them if they help. “We know that people know about this crime. We know that the suspect or suspects have talked about this crime,” Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller said. In the early morning hours in April 2017, this crime went down. “Kendre Allen and one of his friends were driving on Spring Creek Road when they heard shots ring out,” Sgt. Miller explained. Allen was hit. His friend drove toward the hospital. Patrol officers in the area heard the gunfire, as well, and responded to the Brainerd Road area where they spotted the speeding car and followed it to the hospital. Doctors could not save Kendre Allen. “Kendre was only 20-years-old when he was shot and killed,” Miller added. “He is a son to a mother who is very concerned, and she wants justice for her son and for her family.” Kendre Allen was at an establishment in the hours before he was shot. The killer was there, too. We have up to a thousand dollars reward for your good tip. “So, if you were with Kendre the night that he was shot, prior to when he was shot, please call in and provide that information,” Sgt. Miller pleaded, “who you saw there, what you were doing, what they were doing, anyone that acted suspicious or if there was a fight or anything that stood out to you that night. Please call in.” Again, we will never ask who you are. You will be issued a case number you will use in all your dealings with Crime Stoppers.

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Crime Stoppers: Police seek suspect in E. Main Street Mapco robbery

In Crime Stoppers, a man put lives in danger not for money or jewels, but for cigarettes. He pulled a gun, then got away. But, we have his picture and up to $1,000 for you if you can tell us who he is.
In this guy’s list of important things, apparently his nicotine habit ranks way above the preciousness of human life. He threatened a hard-working convenience store clerk with a handgun over two cartons of smokes. If you can help us identify him, we have Crime Stoppers cash available so you can buy whatever scratches your itch.
“If you pull a gun and rob someone out of a dollar, two cartons of cigarettes, or $2000, it’s all a crime,” said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller, “and it’s the same exact crime: aggravated robbery.” That is what we have for you this week and very clear surveillance video, to boot.
Our view comes from the checkout counter at the Mapco on East Main Street. “It was about 4:45 in the morning,” Sgt. Miller explained. “The suspect entered. Of course, that early in the morning there’s not a lot of people out. So, he’s about the only one in the store besides the clerk.”
He asked that clerk for two cartons of cigarettes. When those were handed over, he asked for something else. The clerk attempts to fulfill that request, but upon turning around, discovers the bad guy has drawn a gun. “Obviously, he did not want to pay for the cigarettes,” Miller said. “So, he pulled out a gun from his waistband. You’ll see in the video, you’ll see him pull out the gun point it at the clerk and then run out of the store with the cigarettes.”

Up to $1,000 is on the table and we will never ask your name. Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
That line in manned 24/7/365 and we will never ask who you are. We will issue you a case number that you will use through the whole process.

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