The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides

Justified Homicides

Douglas Patterson


Date: 5/19/2019


Gender: Male


Age: 57


Race: White


Time: 10:07 p.m.


Status: Suspect identified

What happened:

Douglas Patterson, 57, is shot and killed just after 10 p.m. in the 6700 block of Ardis Lane by a man who police say acted in self defense. Kirtus Thompson, 27, is also killed in the incident. Note: Justified homicides are included in The Toll. After investigation, officials have determined that this homicide was justified.


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