Man pumping gas killed when shots fired

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Police said a man killed while pumping gas wasn't the intended target of a known gang member.

Jonathan Lawrence was fatally shot Saturday night and police arrested Montez Davis. The Chattanooga Times Free Press quoted police saying Davis was a "validated gang member" who started shooting at someone who threw a bottle, smashing a window of Davis' car.

The 42-year-old Lawrence was in the line of fire and was killed.

Police said there was then a gunfight outside Davis's home and a bullet struck a woman in the finger as she was driving by.

Police arrested Davis. A jailer said Monday that Davis has a Jan. 19 court hearing and records do not show that he has hired a lawyer.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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