Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shot Fired At TN Wrecker Driver

Here's the brief from The Chattanoogan police blotter:
A wrecker driver told police he drew his own gun after being confronted by a man who pointed a gun at him. He said the man ran off, but a short time later fired a shot at him.

Billy Hawkins said the incident happened when he was pulling into Hawk's Towing and Recovery on Curtis Street.

He said he was preparing to drop off a vehicle when he heard a noise. He said he turned to see a black male approaching pointing a gun at him.

He said he then reached in the wrecker for his own weapon, and that caused the man to run off.

He said the gunman got into a silver, four-door vehicle, which headed east on Elmendorf. He said the man got in on the front passenger side and that he got off a shot toward him that missed.

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