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HCSO Offers Details on Banks Road Shooting


Hamilton County, TN - On October 21, 2020, at approximately 2:45 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 2800 Block of Banks Road on a report of a shooting. Upon arriving, deputies secured the scene and found that the victim had been transported by private vehicle to a local medical facility.

The shooting victim is identified as Devonte Hunter, 25, of Chattanooga. The victim remains in a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Cyrus Easley, 25, who resides at the Banks Road address, is currently held at the Hamilton County Jail pending booking on outstanding warrants, as well as being charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon arising from this incident.

HCSO detectives are in the process of placing an additional charge on Easley related to the shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation, no further information is available at this time.

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