The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Ronald Blackmon Jr.

Date: 3/4/11

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Race: Black

Time: Unknown

Suspect(s): Edward Ryals Jr., 18, and Demetrius Bibbs, 18

Status: Ryals convicted. Bibbs not convicted.

What happened:

Ronald Blackmon Jr. is shot in the head on Sheridan Avenue. Edward Ryals Jr. and Demetrius Bibbs are charged with first-degree murder. Ryals later pleads guilty to second-degree murder and is sentenced to 18 years. The charges against Bibbs are subsequently dismissed.

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