The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Darrius Townsend

Date: 6/1/11

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Race: Black

Time: Early a.m.

Suspect(s): Lonta Burress Jr., 17

Status: Suspect convicted

What happened:

Darrius Townsend, 17, is shot in the head and back in the 900 block of Taylor Street in what police believe was a fight about marijuana. Lonta Burress Jr., 17, is charged with first-degree murder. In 2013, he pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter and is sentenced to five years.

Read more:

Chattanooga 17-year-old killed in shooting
Obit: Darrius Townsend
Teen charged in Chattanooga slaying
Lonta Burress Jr. pleads guilty in Hamilton County homicide

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