The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Leslie Townsend

Date: 10/08/2012

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Race: Black

Time: 11 p.m.

Suspect(s): Shermaine Menifee, 34

Status: Charges dismissed

What happened:

Leslie Townsend, 25, is shot while sitting in a vehicle in his driveway. He is pronounced dead at a local hospital. Shermaine Menifee is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. The charges are dismissed in 2013 after DNA evidence links another man to the scene of the crime. Both Menifee and Townsend are known gang members.

Read more:

Arrest made in shooting death of 25-year-old Chattanooga man
Murder charge to be dropped in 2012 death

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