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.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus