The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Orlandus Metcalf

Date: 03/02/2016

Gender: Male

Age: 71

Race: Black

Time: 11:20 a.m.

Suspect(s): No suspect

Status: No suspect

What happened:

Orlandus Metcalf, 71, is shot to death while in his home in the 2600 block of Taylor Street. The shooter used a high-powered rifle, and Metcalf was struck while in bed. Police do not believe the shooter or shooters intended to target Metcalf, but instead may have been looking for his grandson, a validated gang member.

Read more:

Update: 71-year-old retired city worker killed while in bed by high-powered rifle
Police chief: 'Violent coward' responsible for slaying of 71-year-old man

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