A 17-year-old youth was reportedly injured in the hip when a 9-mm handgun which was being disassembled by another youth fired.
A report filed with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office noted officers are continuing to investigate the shooting which was believed to be accidental.
“The Criminal Investigations Division of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation after a 911 call Thursday night to a Pebblebrook Circle residence,” said Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO.
After deputies arrived on the scene, the found the 17-year-old had been shot. The other youth had been attempting to disassemble the weapon but apparently failed to check “to see if it was unloaded.”
According to the report which attributed a statement at the scene, “He said he was going to pull the slide off the gun and he pulled the trigger in order to do so and the gun fired, striking (the victim) in the lower right hip,” according to deputy Shane McKee.
Bradley County Emergency Medical Service paramedics had the victim flown to Erlanger Medical Center after initial treatment for the wound.
His condition was not released.
nCleveland Police Special Investigations Division detectives have charged one person in an alleged marijuana growing operation discovered Wednesday.
Luca Carroli, 33, is charged with cultivating marijuana in a school zone, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic-related charges after investigators found alleged marijuana in his car during a traffic stop, continued their investigation and discovered the suspected grow operation, according to CPD officer Evie West.
Cleveland Police Special Investigations detectives were notified of an alleged marijuana growing operation after a patrol officer discovered several suspected plants in a car during a routine traffic stop.
According to a report by officer Chris Lewallen, he stopped Carroli Wednesday evening at the intersection of Chambliss Avenue and 20th Street.
The officer discovered a number of mature plants of suspected marijuana in the car. Special Investigations detectives then proceeded to a residence on Baugh Street where they located “a total of 32 more plants.”
The report indicated the residence was owned by Carroli and used as rental property, according to West.
n No charges are expected regarding a former state trooper who was under an internal Tennessee Department of Safety investigation.
John Allen resigned in May, according to Mike Browning, director of public information for TDOS and THP.
“Former trooper John Allen resigned in lieu of termination on May 7, amid an investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the THP Criminal Investigation Division. Allen had been on medical leave since March 12,” according to Browning.
“The investigation, initiated March 16 revealed Allen admitted to investigators he personally used some of his K-9 training aids to include cocaine and methamphetamine issued by the state,” Browning said.
The results of the internal investigation were provided to the District Attorneys General’s Office, according to Browning.
Stephen Hatchett, assistant district attorney general with the 10th Judicial District said Friday the office will not pursue charges, due to the THP CID internal and OPR investigations.
Allen was an active trooper in Bradley County and the Chattanooga District since 2002.