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Pattentown Homecide


On 10-03-08 Detective Ed Merritt of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office met with Homicide Detectives from the Chattanooga Police in the 3900 block of Pattentown Road. He was briefed by them of an alleged shooting that took place in the Brainerd Area on 10-03-08. Information was received from several sources who told them the actual shooting took place on Pattentown Road in the Ooltewah area. Upon investigation of this location, physical evidence was found that verified this was the location of the shooting. We were advised the shooting took place at 3933 Pattentown Road, during the early morning hours of October 3rd, 2008.

Several witnesses were located who had been present inside the residence when the shooting took place. One of the occupants inside the residence was the defendant James Bryan Miller. Shortly after midnight three subjects forcibly entered the residence with face coverings and armed with a long barreled type weapon. Once entry was made the defendant produced a weapon and began firing multiple shots toward the armed subjects, striking two of the individuals. The subjects fled the scene and later showed up at East Ridge Hospital, where one of the subjects identified as Issac Robinson died from multiple gunshot wounds. An additional subject identified as Michael Shadden also suffered gunshot wounds to his back area and was hospitalized.

The defendant was positively identified by occupants of the residence as the person who fired numerous rounds striking both subjects, which ultimately caused the death of the victim Issac Robinson, and the wounding of Michael Shadden. The defendant James Bryan Miller has made no attempt to notify police, summon medical aid, or report the incident to authorities. Warrants have been obtained for Criminal Homicide for James Bryan Miller. All events occurred inside Hamilton County, Tennessee. The Chattanooga Police Dept. assisted in this investigation.

If anyone has information on the location of James Bryan Miller they need to contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 622-0022 Attn. Det. Ed Merritt

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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