The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Herbert Strickland

Date: 5/19/11

Gender: Male

Age: 53

Race: Black

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Suspect(s): Antonio Dejong Espey, 18

Status: Charges dismissed

What happened:

Herbert Strickland, 53, is shot four times at the Big K gas station at 909 Dodson Ave. Police say he attempted to shield a woman from gunfire when a man entered the store and opened fire. Meco Siler, the year's first homicide victim, was his daughter. Antonio Dejong Espey, 18, is charged with first-degree murder in Strickland's death, but the charges are later dismissed after a key witness is shot and killed.

Read more:

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Suspect arrested in May shooting death of Herbert Strickland in Chattanooga
Charges against Espey in 2011 slaying dismissed

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